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Kiss rocker Gene Simmons' home searched by police

LOS ANGELES - 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.

According to CBS Los Angeles, Simmons' representative released a statement saying police visited the home to discuss a crime that may have occurred on the property last year while Simmons was away on tour.

"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 representative said, adding that the police have requested that Simmons and his family do not discuss the investigation publicly as to not compromise it.

Late Thursday, Simmons' wife, Shannon, tweeted the following:

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.

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