CDC Official Accused of Child Molestation, Bestiality

Senior scientist, boyfriend arrested
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2011 12:02 AM CDT
This photo released by police in Dekalb County, Georgia shows Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, deputy director in the CDC's Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services.   (AP Photo/Dekalb County Police)

(Newser) – A senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control at Prevention was up to some pretty sick stuff, investigators say. Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey has been arrested on charges of child molestation and bestiality, and her boyfriend, CDC night watchman Thomas Westerman, is also facing charges. Investigators say the couple included a 6-year-old boy in their sex acts, the Huffington Post reports. Cops probing the molestation charge allegedly found photos of Lindsey also performing lewd acts on two pets.

Lindsey, 44, and Westerman, 42, shared a home near the CDC's headquarters in Georgia. She is deputy director for the CDC's Laboratory Science Policy office and was previously the senior health scientist in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, which oversees the allocation of $1.5 billion in terrorism preparedness funds. Officials at the CDC would confirm only that Lindsey and Westerman are CDC employees.

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