Franco Orr awaits sentencing for illegally bringing a nanny to Canada in 2009, as a B.C. Supreme Court judge challenges a prosecutor on whether the work conditions of caretaker Leticia Sarmiento were truly abusive. (Carmine Marinelli/QMI Agency)
VANCOUVER — A B.C. Supreme Court judge is taking issue with circumstances around a Vancouver man’s guilt after his human trafficking conviction last month for bringing his nanny from Hong Kong to Canada to work illegally.
Franco Orr was found guilty in July of organizing illegal entry into Canada, unauthorized employment of a foreign national, and misrepresenting facts.
He appeared again in court on Wednesday for his sentencing hearing with his wife, Nicole Huen, who was co-accused in the case and found not guilty. The Crown is seeking five to six years for his offences, while the defence wants a conditional sentence.