August 22, 2013
VANCOUVER – A nanny whose former boss was convicted of human trafficking says she has lost trust in people and is embarrassed by the media attention her case has attracted.
Leticia Sarmiento says she cries all the time and has struggled to find work because of the case.
She made the statements in a victim impact statement at the sentencing hearing for Franco Yiu Kwan Orr.
The Crown says Sarmiento was subjected to degrading and humiliating work conditions during the 22 months she says she worked 16 hours a day, seven days a week taking care of Orr’s three children.
Crown lawyer Peter La Prairie says Sarmiento was kept as a modern-day slave in the house, her passport withheld and she was not even provided with a room of her own.
The defence has yet to make a sentencing argument.
Where ‘s the protest Rodis … Chinese Embassy ?