A Vancouver man who was once the first person in Canada to be convicted of human trafficking under the immigration act has now been acquitted of that same charge.
Franco Orr was found not guilty on Friday, but Justice Jennifer Duncan convicted Orr of employing a foreign national without authorization.
Court heard on Friday that Orr used the business visitor exemption to get the nanny to Canada on a temporary visa.
During Orr’s second trial crown argued the Filipino nanny was forced to work long hours, with a heavy workload, and with no time off from 2008 to 2010, for only $500 a month.
His human trafficking conviction in 2013 was the first in the country under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Last March, Orr appealed, and was granted the new trial.
He has been out on bail since.
Orr was sentenced to 6 months in jail on the same charge in his first trial