A South Carolina guitarist and former KISS songwriter was arrested and charged with child pornography on Friday.
Stephen A. Coronel, 63, of Bluffton, former member of Wicked Lester — the rock and roll band that preceded KISS — was arrested for ‘sexual exploitation of a minor,’ according to a Beaufort County arrest report.
Authorities say that Coronel was arrested with five counts of the sexual exploitation after a search of his Plantation Point apartment.
Sgt. Robin McIntosh of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office told the Charlotte Observer that deputies seized evidence and a number of electronic devices from Coronel’s home.
According to himself he is half Jewish.
» Now my wife is Jewish, I’m half Jewish but she and Gene are full Jewish so she had Gene’s number….»