Transgender rapist jailed for eight years after attacks on two women

Transgender rapist Isla Bryson has been jailed for eight years after being found guilty of raping two women.

Bryson was convicted last month for raping two women, one in Clydebank in 2016 and one in Drumchapel, Glasgow, in 2019 while known as Adam Graham.

The 31-year-old was sentenced to eight years in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh, with a further three years on licence.

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The case sparked uproar after Bryson was initially housed in an all-female prison before being moved to the male estate following the outcry.

Scottish Justice Secretary Keith Brown demanded an urgent review of the case and the Scottish Prison Service took the decision to stop the movement of all transgender prisoners with a history of violence against women into the female estate.

After the jury delivered its guilty verdict, judge Lord Scott told Bryson the crimes were “considerable” and said that “a significant sentence is inevitable”.

The court heard that Bryson met both the victims online and prosecutors she said had “preyed” on vulnerable women.

Bryson denied the charges, telling the court she “would never hurt another human being”.

The jury unanimously found Bryson guilty of raping the second victim, with a majority agreeing she raped the first woman.

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