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 6-year-old boy.
Forty-four-year-old Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey was arrested on 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 a deputy director within the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services at the Atlanta-based agency, while Westerman is a resource management specialist in the same office. Skinner declined further comment.
DeKalb County Police Lt. Pam Kunz said the investigation began after a medical professional contacted authorities with concerns. Kunz wouldn't discuss further details.
Messages seeking comment from Lindsey and Westerman were not returned.