A transgender rapist who raped two women while still a man has been jailed for eight years. Isla Bryson was convicted last month of raping two women – one in Clydebank in 2016 and one in Drumchapel, Glasgow, in 2019 – and committed the offences while a man known as Adam Graham.
The 31-year-old, from Clydebank, met both the victims online and prosecutors said Bryson had “preyed” on vulnerable women. The case sparked uproar after Bryson was initially housed in an all-female prison and the rapist was then moved to the male estate.
Scottish Justice Secretary Keith Brown ordered an urgent review of the case and the Scottish Prison Service took the decision to halt the movement of all transgender prisoners with a history of violence against women into the female estate. READ MORE: Constance Marten and Mark Gordon arrested but baby is missing as police launch urgent search - latest updates On Tuesday (February 28), Bryson was sentenced to eight years in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh, with a further three years on licence.
The 31-year-old first appeared in court as Adam Graham in 2019 and was later named in court papers the following year – around the time of the decision to transition – as Isla Annie Bryson, formerly known as Adam Graham.