Transgender Woman Accused Of ‘Raping Two Females With ‘Her Penis’




A transgender woman has gone on trial in Scotland accused of raping two females with “her penis”.

Appearing at the High Court in Glasgow, 31 year old Isla Bryson denied allegations claiming she carried out two sex assaults four years apart.

Formerly known as Adam Graham, Bryson faced four charges when she appeared on the first day of her trial before Judge Lord Scott.

The Scottish Sun reports: Defence advocate Edward Targowski KC told the court his client was pleading not guilty to all the charges and was lodging a special defence of consent to two.

Advocate depute John Keenan KC read out a joint minute of agreement to the jury stating that Bryson’s ‘dead name’ was Adam Graham.

The note of agreed facts explained a ‘dead name’ is the name “a transgender person was given at birth and no longer uses upon transitioning”.

Mr Keenan told the jury Bryson, of Clydebank, now identifies as a transgender woman and is in the process of starting surgery to complete gender reassignment.

He revealed a letter from the accused’s GP, Dr Craig Napier, dated August 5 last year confirmed Bryson was “currently receiving the maximum recommended doses of Spironolactone and Finasteride” – a hormone prescription from Glasgow’s specialist sexual health service Sandyford Clinic.

The court heard the letter also confirms Bryson was also offered an appointment from the Sandyford Clinic within the next year with the intention of prescribing further hormone treatment.

It was further agreed in the joint minute that Bryson had sex with one woman on June 27, 2019 – which the accused insists was consensual.

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