Two weeks ago, Gene Simmons' home was searched as part of an investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The Kiss bassist said today that he and the police are working together to try to piece together what took place.

“They’re [police] on the trail," Simmons told Australia's news.com, "and we’re actually helping the FBI and the cops track down the bad guy.”

From what he can gather, his home internet connection was used by someone to access child pornography at some point last year. It must be stressed that no member of the Simmons family is considered a suspect in the case. As the Kiss member noted, "They checked the records, found out that I was on the east coast of America -- they deemed that from there you couldn’t do that -- our kids were off in Canada, Shannon [Tweed, Simmons' wife] was outside the country."

And even though he admits to not understanding the technology behind what happened, he's learned enough to know that the perpetrator could have been anyone who had access to his network. "[T]hey have to be in the area, either inside the home or one of the people coming to clean," Simmons said. "We have people coming into the house all the time -- food deliveries, workmen. Or they were nearby.”

Simmons has since had a firewall -- "whatever the hell that is," he noted -- installed with the assistance of the FBI.

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