Kiss Lead Gene Simmons’ House Searched For Child Porn, Simmons Not A Suspect

Thursday afternoon, the home of Gene Simmons, lead singer of Kiss, and his wife, Shannon, was searched by police for child pornography. The Los Angeles Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force had the Simmons family’s full cooperation as they searched the house and removed computers, according to CBS.

Though it is an active investigation, and information is being reserved for a later date, the Simmons family representative released a statement to the press, explaining that the crime may have occurred last year while Simmons was on tour with Kiss.

“Today, members of the Los Angeles Police Department 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,” his rep said in a statement. “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.’

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force specializes in the victimization of children on the internet.

TMZ is reporting that the porn downloads in question did occur while Simmons was on tour, and none of the Simmons family members are suspects. Shannon Tweed Simmons released a statement via Twitter to fans, alluding to a breach in the property’s wifi.

“Thanks for your support. We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it. Goodnight and don’t forget to change your passwords.”

Israeli-born Simmons (born Chaim Weitz) and family were the subjects of the reality show GeneSimmons Family Jewels, which included his wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons, and his children; Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19. Simmons’ mother is a holocaust survivor.

According to the Inquisitr, the family is not under suspicion because they travel on tour with Simmons and Kiss.

“I think it’s good for me and good for the family. It forces [us] to confront issues that would normally be hidden. We’ve been together twenty-eight years and I don’t know of a single highway you can drive on that doesn’t have bumps in the road. Love is the answer,” Mr. Simmons said. “If you care enough about somebody, you confront those issues.”

Simmons and family are incredibly supportive of the investigation by the Los Angeles police department.

Are you concerned, like Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed, with others using your wifi?

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