Samoa's Supreme Court Judge, Lesatele Rapi Va'ai, has adjourned the sentencing of prisoner Lautiti Tualima to next month, after hearing an apology from the defendant.
Tualima admitted raping an Australian woman at a tourist resort while on the run last September.
He has also admitted to several other charges including indecent assault, threatening to kill, and armed with a dangerous weapon.
The prisoner was given a chance to speak in court in which he apologised to the country for what he had done.
He admitted that his offences have painted a bad image of Samoa.