CDC Deputy Director Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

Oct. 10, 2011, 5:14 PM EDT | DECATUR, Ga.

A deputy director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and her boyfriend are accused of child molestation and bestiality.

Dr. Kimberly Lindsey, a deputy director of the Laboratory Science Policy and Practice Program Office, is charged with two counts child molestation and one count of bestiality, according to police.

Her boyfriend, Thomas Westerman, is also charged with two counts of child molestation, authorities said.

Police said the two turned themselves in Sunday.

Lindsey, 44, was booked into the DeKalb County Jail around 3 p.m. Sunday.

The arrest warrant states the child molestation charge involves a 6-year-old child. It is alleged Lindsey and her boyfriend made the child take part in sex play.

Lindsey, an Emory graduate, has been with the CDC since 1999, according to the CDC website.

Police said they began investigation the molestation charge in late August and uncovered that led to the bestiality charge.

Lindsey is being held on $20,000 bond.

Westerman was released on a $16,000 bond early Monday.

The CDC had no comment.

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