An official with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kimberly Lindsey, was arrested over allegations of bestiality and child molestation.
Dr. Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, was suspected of molesting a young boy in Decatur, Georgia. A six week investigation into the matter led to Lindsey's arrest. She is being charged with two counts of child molestation. The investigation also revealed evidence of bestiality.
DeKalb County police Lt. Pamela Kunz told the Huffington Post:
"The bestiality charge is a result of evidence recovered during the investigation. The investigation is still is active and we are not releasing further details."DeKalb County police allegedly found photographs of Lindsey performing sex acts on two of her pets. The Huffington Post notes that Lindsey's live-in boyfriend, Thomas Westerman, was also charged with two counts of child molestation, but he was not charged with bestiality.
The child molestation took place between January 2010 and August 2010. Lindsey and her boyfriend allegedly used the child during sex. The 6-year-old, whose relationship to Lindsey was unclear, would allegedly spank Lindsey and use a vibrator on her.
Lindsey is a top official in the CDC and has earned several awards since joining the organization in 1999. According to the CDC website, Lindsey was a senior scientist with the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program where her primary role was to oversee "the $1.5 billion fiscal allocation process for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response funding agency wide."
Lindsey is currently being held at a Dekalb County prison on $20,000 bound. Her court hearing is scheduled for December 1st.
Do you find the case of Kimberly Lindsey strange because of her education and social status?