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."
We are concerned that Kerry did not feel able to disclose the full extent of her personal circumstances earlier but as further enquiries are taking place it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.
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."