CDC official, husband acquitted of sexually abusing minor

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A DeKalb County jury has acquitted a Decatur couple on charges of sexually abusing a child.

The jury returned to the courtroom after a short deliberation to deliver the four “not guilty” verdicts for Centers for Disease Control official Kimberly Lindsey and her husband, T.J. Westerman.

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Both defendants and their family members broke down in tears as the verdicts were announced.

Prosecutors accused the couple of molesting the 6-year-old boy in 2010.

Defense lawyers argued that the allegations were false and the boy's mother had concocted them.