A prominent scientist and official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been taken into custody by authorities in DeKalb County, Ga. She has been charged with child molestation and bestiality. Her live-in boyfriend also faces child molestation charges.
A deputy director for the CDC
Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, of Decatur, Ga., who served as a deputy director for the CDC, is accused of committing at least two sex acts involving a six-year-old boy. Allegedly, Lindsey had the child spank her bare buttocks and had him use an electric sex toy on her. The arrest warrants also accuse her of performing sexual acts involving two pets.
Lindsey’s 42-year-old boyfriend Thomas Westerman, who works as a night watchman, has also been arrested for child molestation. Allegedly, he was also involved in the acts with the young boy. The incidents allegedly occurred in January of 2010 and August of 2011.
Tipped off by medical professional
“Detectives were notified by a medical professional in late August of an allegation of the child molestation of a 6-year-old boy,” DeKalb County police Lt. Pamela Kunz told The Huffington Post. “The investigation is still active,” she said.
After a six-week investigation, the pair was charged. A search of the couple’s home revealed photographs of Lindsey involved in explicit acts with the pets. The authorities have not released the nature of other evidence found.
Couple turned themselves in
Lindsey and Westerman turned themselves in Sunday after learning that arrest warrants had been issued for them. Lindsey was released on a bond of $20,000. Westerman was released on a $15,000 bond. The first court hearing on the matter is scheduled for Dec. 1.
Highly regarded in her field
According the the CDC’s website, Lindsey received her PHD in immunology and molecular pathogenesis from Emory and her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. She served as a “Senior Health Scientist in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. The primary role of this position is oversight of the $1.5 billion fiscal allocation process for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response funding agency wide.”
She began working for the CDC in 1999 and since that time has garnered many awards for outstanding performance. She has been highly regarded in her field.
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/11/kimberly-quinlan-lindsey_n_1004881.html?icid=maing-grid7|maing9|dl1|sec1_lnk3|103379%20-%20mCDC%20scientist%20molests%20child
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