KISS’ Gene Simmons’s Home Searched by Child Crimes Unit

Gene Simmons Katy Perrty (Adam Bettcher / Getty)
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On Thursday, Los Angeles Police Department detectives with the Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant at the home of rock group Kiss bassist and reality star Gene Simmons.

Simmons’s home, located in the 2600 block of Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Crest, according to KRON4 and CNN, was the site of a alleged crime last year while Simmons was on the road touring with KISS. Lt. John Jenal of the LAPD said Simmons and his family are not suspects in the case, and have been “extremely cooperative.”

Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons, deeply upset, posted on Twitter:

She later added:

NBC News reported that a spokesman for Simmons stated that police “visited Mr. and Mrs. Simmons at their home to discuss a crime that may have occurred on their property last year while Mr. Simmons was away on tour with KISS. Neither Mr. Simmons nor any member of his family is a person of interest in the investigation and they are cooperating fully with the investigation. At this time, the police have requested that Mr. Simmons and his family not discuss the investigation publicly so as not to compromise it.”

Simmons co-founded KISS, has produced records and written songs, and has starred in Gene Simmons Family Jewels, a reality show about his family on A&E.


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