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A youth crime tsar has been temporarily suspended from duty following allegations she had a relationship with a married former councillor.
Kerry Boyd became the Kent youth crime commissioner in March after her predecessor Paris Brown, then 17, resigned over offensive comments she made on Twitter.
The 20-year-old former London 2012 torchbearer is reported to have had a close friendship with former Kent county councillor Robert Burgess.
A short time ago Kent Police and Crime Commission Ann Barnes said that she was "supporting Kerry at this difficult time".
Ms Barnes is under pressure after she appeared on a documentary last week.
Thousands of people took to Twitter to question her performance in the PCC role.
Kent's youth crime tsar, Kerry Boyd, has been temporarily suspended following allegations she had a close relationship with married former Kent county councillor Robert Burgess.
Electrical engineer Mr Burgess told the Sun newspaper: "I have been very close with Kerry. She is quite upset by all the allegations. I am devastated. I care for her a lot."
The news is the latest controversy to hit Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, who was accused last week of damaging the reputation of Kent Police force in the Channel 4 fly-on-the-wall documentary "Meet The Commissioner."
The Youth Commissioner for Kent, Kerry Boyd, is under fire following reports of a close relationship with a 50-year-old ex-Tory Councillor, according to the Sun. Ann Barnes office said the 20-year-old has been temporarily relieved off her duties whilst enquiries continue.