The founder of a children's home in Yunnan province who is accused of sexually assaulting two girls told one of them after raping her that if she did not co-operate he would kick her out, a court heard. Social worker Francis Lee Kwok-wah, 49, yesterday faced the first day of his trial on seven charges at the Court of First Instance. The younger girl was aged 11 to 13 when the alleged events occurred and the other about 15. Lee has pleaded not guilty to a count of rape, five counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with an under-age girl and one count of indecent assault. Six of the counts involved the younger girl. Wong Po-wing, for the prosecution, said some of the incidents took place when Lee took children on trips and some occurred at the home. Lee was not at the home often, but visited two to three times a year for one or two weeks at a time. The children were either orphans or poor and needed to apply to be taken in by the home. When Lee visited, he would take the children to nearby locations to play. 'He told the children to call him 'godfather',' Wong said. The rape occurred in 2008, when the younger girl was asked by someone called 'Ah Fai' to go to a hostel in Xiangshan town in Yunnan. When she arrived, she found Lee in a room, where he raped her, Wong said. Lee then gave her and Ah Fai 100 yuan (HK$116), and told the girl to co-operate or she would be removed from the home. After that, Lee gave her an MP3 player, a bank card, a T-shirt and a key to his room at the home, where there was a computer, Wong said. He had sex with the girl multiple times after the initial rape. Lee allegedly touched the older girl when she was in bed one evening. Wong said Hong Kong police received a complaint in August 2008 and opened an investigation that took them to Yunnan. The girls were brought to Hong Kong and singled out Lee in an identification parade. The trial continues before Mr Justice Derek Pang Wai-cheong.