San Antonio child psychologist remained under contract with CPS for 2 months after child sex abuse arrest

Dr. Timothy Kimball free on bond after Aug. 24 arrest for indecency with a child by contact

Timothy Kimball mugshot (KSAT 12)

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio child psychologist arrested on a child sex abuse charge in August remained under contract with Child Protective Services until this week, state records obtained Friday by KSAT show.

Dr. Timothy Kimball, president and CEO of Texas Psychological & Consultation Services, which specializes in counseling for adolescents, was arrested for indecency with a child by contact on Aug. 24.

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A letter obtained by KSAT Friday shows that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) didn’t terminate Kimball until Oct. 19 — the day after KSAT reported the arrest.

DFPS officials said they would be terminating the contract with Kimball’s practice because he failed to report his arrest to the state despite being required to do so.

“The information found during Timothy Kimball’s background check currently constitutes a bar from working with DFPS clients,” the Oct. 19 letter states.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Kimball, 43, had a strange conversation with the mother of a 12-year-old girl in August that made the woman suspicious that Kimball may have touched her daughter inappropriately.

The mother then searched her daughter’s room and found a hidden camera disguised as a USB charger. She then recalled that Kimball once told her “if the police ever went to his work they would discover things that would put him in jail for life,” the affidavit states.

San Antonio police contacted Kimball at work and he agreed to give a statement.

Kimball told police he purchased four hidden cameras and admitted to recording the girl in her bedroom using the cameras.

He further admitted to viewing those recordings at his office while touching himself in a sexual manner.

Kimball also told police he would get physically aroused while giving the girl a back massage.

He said he had a “compulsion to his perversion” and has attempted to deal with it, the affidavit states.

Kimball, who told police his actions and behaviors started at the beginning of August, was released on $125,000 bond on Aug. 25.

Kimball has been practicing for 18 years, according to an online biography.

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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined KSAT Investigates in September 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat and on the Six O'Clock News. Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.

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