CDC official charged in Ga. with molestation

October 11, 2011 - 5:20 PM

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been charged with child molestation and bestiality for what authorities say were sexual acts involving a six-year-old boy.

Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, was arrested on the charges Sunday along with her live-in boyfriend, 42-year-old Thomas Joseph Westerman, who was charged with child molestation. They have both been released on bond.

CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said Lindsey is deputy director in the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services at the Atlanta-based agency, while Westerman is a resource management specialist in the same CDC office. He declined further comment.

DeKalb County Police Lt. Pam Kunz said police began investigating the two after a medical professional contacted authorities with concerns. Kunz declined to discuss further details.

Messages seeking comment from Lindsey and Westerman were not returned.