DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing charges of child molestation and bestiality.
DeKalb County police Lt. Pamela Kunz said 44-year-old Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey was being held at the county jail on $20,000 bond.
CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said Lindsey is deputy director in the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services at the Atlanta-based agency. Skinner said he couldn't comment further.
Kunz said police began investigating after a medical professional contacted them. She said there was evidence recovered during the investigation that led to the bestiality charge, but she declined to discuss details.
Also facing a child molestation charge in the case Thomas Westerman. Skinner said he's a resource management specialist in the same CDC office.
Messages left seeking comment at listings for the two suspects weren't immediately returned Tuesday.