THE trial of a man alleged to have raped a British woman who was working as a volunteer teacher in a school on Ovalau continued yesterday.
And new information was produced in court that revealed an alleged second rape incident that also involved an English woman.
Defence lawyer Romanu Vananalagi from the Legal Aid Commission said his client was accused of the first alleged rape incident which happened on March 3, 2011.
Mr Vananalagi said his client was only arrested by the officers after they had apprehended the suspect of the second rape which was alleged to have occurred sometime in September the same year.
He said information given to police by a man known as Livai, who was suspected in the second rape case, led to the arrest of his client.
And he added police had no evidence to link his client to that rape case.
In cross-examination, Mr Vananalagi questioned the arresting police officer Sosiceni Tamani why he already had his client in mind as the suspect to the first rape case.
Mr Tamani replied: "It was the description given to me by the victim in the case.
"I relied on that description and suspected him from then on."
The case was called before High Court judge Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam. The trial continues today.