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Los Angeles police search home of Gene Simmons, but he's not suspect

Los Angeles police search home of Gene Simmons, but he's not suspect

Gene Simmons Guilty of Crime

 Los Angeles police say a task force investigating Internet crimes against children served a search warrant at the home of Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, but neither Simmons nor anyone in his family is suspected in the case.

Lt. John Jenal says the warrant was served Thursday at the Simmons home in Benedict Canyon near Beverly Hills.

Jenal says the detectives involved want to emphasize that Simmons and his family were "extremely cooperative" and none of them are suspected of a crime.

Police would give no further comment on the investigation.

A representative for the Simmons family released an official statement to FOX411 on the home search.

“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,” it read. “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’s wife Shannon Lee Tweed, 58, took to Twitter to respond to the situation tweeting, “Thank you for your support. We couldn’t be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it.”

Their daughter, Sophie Tweed-Simmons, 23, posted a similar tweet Thursday evening.

The 65-year-old Simmons has been a central member of Kiss since the early 1970s. His family was the subject of a reality TV series that aired for several years