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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