Isla Bryson was convicted of raping two women when she was a man and at the time known as Adam Graham.

The court heard that she met both victims online and targeted vulnerable women. Bryson denied the crimes but was found guilty in respect of both charges of rape. 

The court heard that Bryson raped one of the victim’s at a house in Clydebank in 2016. It was heard that Bryson locked the victim’s bedroom door. The woman stated in her evidence that she said ‘no’ over and over again. She explained that she was scared and didn’t know what was going on. The court also heard that Bryson threatened the woman and said if she told anyone then her family would be harmed. 

The second victim explained that during sex she told Bryson to stop and he refused to do so. 

Bryson gave evidence and told the court that both women engaged in consensual sex with him. She told the court that in 2016 she was “struggling with my sexuality and having issues emotionally”.

After the verdict Lord Scott stated: “You have been convicted by the jury of two extremely serious charges; those being charges of rape.”

The judge explained that a significant sentence was inevitable. Bryson was remanded in custody in order for background reports to be obtained.