After being convicted two days ago, he has now been sentenced - to four and a half years in prison. He will be eligible to apply for parole in two and a half years, and as far as I am aware, the prospect of deportation was not mentioned by the judge.
Disturbingly, despite the ridiculously low sentence, it was alluded to that Yildirim may have previously abused his position to force young girls into sex:
I think we should all be asking at this point - what has this man got to offer Australia, or indeed any civilised country?
Onur Yildirim, 26, was working at the Knox Shopping Centre supermarket in July this year, when he apprehended the victim after he saw her stealing a can of deodorant.
The County Court heard that Yildirim detained the girl for 20 minutes in the manager's office, and asked her: “What have you got to offer me?”
The victim replied: “Nothing”.
The court heard that the victim asked if Yildirim wanted money, to which he replied that he did not.
Judge Christine Thornton said Yildirim told the victim that in order to avoid trouble with the law, some girls offered him oral sex and intercourse.
The victim was surprised and asked him if that was what he wanted.
“If you want to get out of this situation, yes,” Yildirim replied.
The 26-year-old had threatened the girl, saying that if he had to fill out a report on the matter it would affect her chances of getting a loan and future career prospects.
Yildirim led the girl to a disabled toilet in the shopping centre and told her that once they had had sex she could go, Judge Thornton said.
Despite his defence trying to paint him as a model citizen, it is clear he has predatory tendencies and is incredibly calculating.
Oh, well that's alright then! I'm sure that will be of great comfort to the next Australian girl whose life he ruins.
“The complainant was scared and only agreed to perform acts because of intimidation and fear of the consequences of you reporting her to the police for theft,” Judge Thornton said.
In a victim impact-statement, the girl said she now had trouble sleeping and suffered continual flashbacks to the event.
Her parents described ongoing fears at their daughter potentially contracting a sexually transmitted disease. Subsequent testing found she did not.
Judge Thornton said Yildirim, born in Turkey, had been deemed by a psychiatrist not to be a paedophile.
She said he had genuine remorse and empathy for the victim.
“The purpose of this law is to protect vulnerable young people from sexual exploitation for those people in positions of power or authority,” Judge Thornton said.
“The abuse of your position of authority in circumstances (with) a vulnerable 16-year-old complainant was a serious lapse of judgement.
“Whilst your offending did not involve any grooming, the element of coercion is an aggravating factor.
“Your persistence in sexual penetration, despite the reluctance of the complainant, is a further aggravating circumstance.”
The judge said Yildirim was a low risk of reoffending and had good prospects for rehabilitation.
The fact is, he sees Australians merely as a resource to be preyed upon - and the judge, in treating this case very lightly, has simply vindicated his view. She won't be the one who has to suffer as a result, though, will she?