Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham tells KFDM News that his office has zero tolerance for sex offenders and will not support a sentence of probation for anyone convicted of a sex offense.
Wortham said the holiday season is a time when sex crimes often increase.
He says 90 percent of the offenders know their victims.
In fact, he said, of the 150 cases set for trial in Jefferson County, all but one are cases in which the offender knows the victim.
Wortham urges parents to talk with their children about improper touching.