A senior government scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) faces charges of bestiality and child molestation. Dr. Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey and her boyfriend, Thomas Westerman, were arrested in October following accusations that Lindsey molested a 6-year-old boy. Lindsey and Westerman, a night watchman at the CDC, were both charged with two counts of child molestation. In a search of Lindsey's Decatur, GA., home, investigators allegedly discovered photographs of Lindsey engaging in sex acts with two pets. DeKalb County police Lt. Pamela Kunz told The Huffington Post
, "The bestiality charge is a result of evidence recovered during the investigation." Westerman is not charged with bestiality.
After being released on bail, Lindsey returned to her job as deputy director for the Laboratory Science Policy and Practice Program Office at the CDC, where she has worked for 12 years. The CDC told reporters they were aware of the case, but could issue no comment on the matter.