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

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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.

The first alleged assault is said to have happened on September 16, 2016, at a property in Clydebank when it’s claimed Bryson penetrated a woman and “did thus rape her”.

The charge further alleges Bryson pulled down the woman’s clothing, struggled with her, and restrained her.

The jury also heard allegations the accused, having committed the alleged rape and being conscious of her guilt, instructed the woman, who can’t be named for legal reasons, to “wash bedding” the day after on September 17.

It’s further claimed Bryson instructed the woman “not to disclose to anyone the events” said to have taken place the previous day.

It’s alleged Bryson went on to “threaten her family should she do so” and this was part of an attempt to “destroy evidence”, “avoid detection, arrest and prosecution” and “defeat the ends of justice”.

The jury heard of another alleged sex assault on another woman said to have happened at a flat in Glasgow on June 27, 2019.

It’s alleged that after having engaged in consensual sexual activity, Bryson sexually assaulted her.

The indictment further alleges she bit the woman, lay on top of her, seized her by the body and restrained her.

The charge went on to allege Bryson went on to rape the woman “to her injury.”

A fourth charge claims Bryson assaulted the woman on June 28, 2019, by punching her on the body.

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