There was fury today after a transgender rapist attacked two women as a man then changed gender before the trial.
Isla Bryson was a shaven-headed Adam Graham with a Mike Tyson-style face tattoo when they carried out the violent sex attacks in 2016 and 2019 after abusing the victims they originally met online.
Bryson, who claimed to have had gender issues since the age of four, began transitioning from a man to a woman in 2020 after being charged with the rapes. The attacker denied the accusations, telling jurors any sex was consensual – although Bryson insisted she did not like sleeping with women and they made the ‘first move’.
There was no reference to the 31-year-old having a gender recognition certificate during the trial.
It is understood Bryson is being held in a segregation unit at Cornton Vale women’s prison, where the attacker will be risk assessed ahead of sentencing to see where she will serve her term.