CDC official held in Ga. on molestation charge

By the Associated Press | October 11, 2011 | 11:00 AM EDT

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.