A 19-year-old Union man, who had just been released on bond from a previous sex offense...was arrested by Union police who said he was having sex with a 14-year-old girl inside a car in plain sight of passersby.
Ok, so three days before you're going to be sentenced for the sex-with-teenagers you already pled guilty to, you're having sex with another teenager in plain sight of passersby. Just how dumb are you?
Union police said McKenzie met the 14-year-old on the Internet.
Oh. My. God. Someone actually met a real 14-year-old girl on the Internet? This is, no exagerration, the first time I've ever heard of that happening. Granted, there will be selection bias in news reports, but in every other news item I've ever read on this sort of subject, the "14-year-old girl" they thought they were meeting turns out to be an undercover cop posing as a 14-year-old girl, who then arrests the creep (and why is it always 14, specifically, that they pretend to be?). I have occasionally proposed the not-entirely-tongue-in-cheek theory that there are no actual 14-year-old girls on the internet: They're all undercover cops.
Maybe that actually explains it: This guy wanted to get caught. He tried to arrange to be arrested by an undercover cop posing as a 14-year-old girl, but when she somehow turned out to be one of the three actual 14-year-old girls on the internet, he had to have sex with her in a car out in plain view in order to get caught.