The retrial for a Vancouver man accused of human trafficking is underway in B.C. Supreme Court.
In his opening statement to the judge, prosecutor Peter LaPrairie says a Filipino nanny was forced to work long hours with a heavy workload and no time off from 2008-2010 for only $500/month .
She was employed by Franco Orr and his wife to take care of his three children in Vancouver and Richmond.
Orr is charged with human trafficking, employing a foreign national without authorization, and misrepresenting facts to immigration officials.
Rather than going through a second trial, Orr quietly pleaded guilty last October to the lesser offence of employing a foreign national without authorization.
He later withdrew that guilty plea, prompting a second trial to proceed.