Bestiality, molestation charges for CDC official

Thomas Westerman and Kimberly Lindsey are seen in these undated pictures.

DECATUR, Ga. - 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.

CBS News affiliate WGCL-TV reports that, according to an arrest warrant, a Lindsey let a 6-year-old boy "spank her nude buttocks."

(Scroll down to watch a report from WGCL-TV)

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.

WGCL-TV reports that Westerman is Lindsey's boyfriend.

Messages left seeking comment at listings for the two suspects weren't immediately returned Tuesday.