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Lee's Summit coach arrested for child porn had criminal history

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A background check into a Lee's Summit soccer coach charged with making child porn showed he had a criminal history. But some background checks don't tell people everything, as one organization recently learned.

Generally, if someone applies for a job or if they will be working with children, that company or organization is going to check their background.

Last week's arrest of 40-year-old Joel White shocked the community as well as officials with the Lee's Summit Soccer League.

Organizers said that White had passed a background check by the Department of Social Services.

However, what it didn't show was that in 2007, White was charged in Johnson County with eavesdropping.

In 2008, the charge was amended to criminal trespass and he was sentenced to probation.

"There is really not one game plan across the board for background checks," said Darren Dupriest with Validity Screening Solutions.

Dupriest has been doing background checks for 20 years. He is not surprised the Department of Social Services did not pick up the White's record.

"They're a state agency, and they're funded by the state. They're not well-funded as a lot of private companies could be," Dupriest said.

KCTV5 reached out to the Department of Social Services to find out how extensive White's background check was.

A spokeswoman said she was checking to see if that information is available.

Dupriest went on to say background check investigators must go from jurisdiction to jurisdiction where the applicant previously lived and worked.

But Dupriest said no one's system is 100 percent accurate.

"Everybody would consider the FBI to be the preeminent law enforcement agency in the country. So if the FBI isn't perfect, nobody is perfect," Dupriest said.

The Lee's Summit Soccer Association says it will now change how they conduct background checks and will likely use an outside agency, although they have not named one at this time.

The league also said they plan on prescreening all of their employees using the new method starting in July.

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