Gene Simmons’ Home Searched for Child Pornography, KISS Rocker Not a Suspect

Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed
A search warrant was served at the L.A. home of KISS guitarist Gene Simmons for child porn, but police said he is not a suspect -- get the details. Jeffrey Mayer/

A search warrant was served at the L.A. home of KISS bassist Gene Simmons on Thursday, Aug. 20, for child pornography, but the Los Angeles Police Department said that the rocker is not a suspect, nor is anyone in his family.

The warrant was executed by the LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, police said.

"No one in the Simmons family is a suspect in this investigation," an LAPD official told NBC News.

Simmons' rep told NBC News more details from the shocking warrant, saying authorities "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," the statement continued. "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' wife Shannon Tweed, meanwhile, sent out a message via Twitter on Thursday.

Simmons, 65, is best known as the bassist and cofounder of KISS. His family has also starred on a reality TV series on A&E called Gene Simmons Family Jewels. The show followed Simmons' life at home with his wife, 58, and their two children, Sophie, 23, and Nick, 26.

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