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Beckley Little League changes background checks after a volunteer is found to be a sex offender

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BECKLEY (AP) - BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - Beckley Little League has revised its background check process after discovering that a registered sex offender was a volunteer.

A member of the league's board of directors, Bill Roop, says the organization barred 29-year-old Albert Aaron Mills from volunteering after learning that he is listed in the state's sex offender registry.

Roop tells The Register-Herald that Mills started volunteering after the season began. A background check wasn't performed because Mills didn't fill out a volunteer form that's required at the beginning of the season.

The forms are given to local law enforcement so background checks can be performed.

Roop says the league has implemented random checks to ensure all volunteers' backgrounds are checked.