THE accused in a rape trial presided by Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam had admitted to his friend a month after the alleged incident that he had raped a British volunteer on Ovalau on March 3, 2011.
Veilau Labati, the third state witness, told the High Court in Suva that he was at his home with the accused before the revelation.
"It was around midday and we had been smoking. That was when he told me that he had raped someone at the resort," Mr Labati said.
"I then related the story to my cousin who then informed the police."
The trial continues today.