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Police Internet task force searches home of Kiss' Gene Simmons; musician, family not suspects

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2015, file photo, Gene Simmons performs during the "Music On A Mission" benefit concert held at Lucky Strike Live - Hollywood in Los Angeles. Lt. John Jenal says a warrant was served Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Simmons home in Benedict Canyon near Beverly Hills, Calif., investigating Internet crimes against children. 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.
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August 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - 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 co-operative" and none of them are suspected of a crime.

Police would give no further comment on the investigation.

Phone and email messages to Simmons' publicist were not immediately returned.

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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