Top CDC Official Faces Child Abuse, Bestiality Charges

By: Tom Jones Email
By: Tom Jones Email

October 12, 2011

A top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is accused of child molestation. Doctor Kimberly Lindsey also faces bestiality charges.

Dekalb County Police say 44-year-old Doctor Kimberly Lindsey and her boyfriend, 42-year-old Thomas Westerman, molested Westerman's 6-year-old son in January of last year and this past August in their Springbrook drive home. Lindsey is a deputy director for the CDC's laboratory science policy and practice program office.

When the reporter arrived at the couple's home, no one answered the door. A worker removing a storage unit from the couple's yard told the reporter he couldn't reach them either. The reporter told him that may be because they were booked into the Dekalb county jail on Sunday on child molestation.

"I find it real shocking because yeah, you never know who you're dealing with or where they're moving. That's a good thing to know right there," says Ralph MacArthur, who was moving the storage unit.

Police say the couple would include the child in their sex acts. Officers say a medical professional alerted police.

"These cases are reported to us on a daily basis," says Robert James, a district attorney.

Dekalb county District Attorney Robert James couldn't talk about the case. But he did talk about the many cases he has prosecuted where parents abuse children.

"Oftentimes when a child is abused i can tell you that it's typically someone that the child knows," James says.


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  • by Third time, w.o post on Oct 13, 2011 at 07:27 PM
    Where is the police report you are supposingly quoting?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 13, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    this sounds like a family affair.
  • by terry Location: perry on Oct 12, 2011 at 09:02 PM
    moresick puppys.
  • by Terri Location: Tallahassee on Oct 12, 2011 at 08:41 PM
    A six year old is quite capable of articulating what is happening to them and quite possibly in this situation this child told someone what was being done to him. A child that age cannot makeup that type of detail unless it is true and that is for police and psychologists to determine. Should this father and woman be found guilty, may they rot in prison. It takes a very sick person to do this to a child. The very thought makes me want to vomit.
  • by Nikki Location: Alabama on Oct 12, 2011 at 06:59 PM
    Just goes to show you that no matter what title they hold you do NOT trust people! This is terrible.
  • by Jumping the Gun Location: Leon County on Oct 12, 2011 at 02:27 PM
    Guilty until proven innocent, right? Could have been someone that had a grudge against these people made those things up. All someone has to do is call Children & Families and make a false report & these people's reputations are ruined. They'll be guilty forever in people's minds even if they are totally innocent. That's what is wrong with our country today. Nobody bothers to do any research - they just believe anything they read in the newspaper or hear on tv. If they're accused, they must be guilty. Shame, shame, shame.
  • by Person on Oct 12, 2011 at 11:23 AM
    I generally agree with what everyone here is saying, but....nothing has been proven. Most likely, they are sick and touched in the head. But until anything is proven, its one person's word against another.
  • by JJ Location: Tallahassee on Oct 12, 2011 at 10:18 AM
    Sexual deviant. These folks are the scum of human kind, in fact you better check to see if they are human. Bless that poor child.
  • by Louise Location: Tallahassee on Oct 12, 2011 at 09:18 AM
    All I can say is, Disgusting! These people need to be taking out back and shot. No excuse for what they have done.
  • by Just When....... Location: USA on Oct 12, 2011 at 09:02 AM
    Just when you though you had heard it all. All I can say is LORD have Mercy! Speechless other than that!
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