A 31-year-old transgender woman was found guilty of assaulting two women in 2016 and 2019, a time when was still known as a man.

Now known as Isla Bryson, the individual allegedly committed the crimes before she transitioned into a female. She was previously known as Adam Graham.

According to a report by BBC, Judge Lord Scott convicted the 31-year-old of two extremely serious crimes and that a custodial sentence was inevitable.

“You have been convicted by the jury of two extremely serious charges; those being charges of rape,” Justice Scott said. He also added that the crimes were considered and that a significant sentence is inevitable.

It was also added by the High Court in Glasgow that Bryson had already started the process of gender reassignment. It was added by the outlet, Bryson is being sent to Cornton Vale women's prison in Stirling. However, the 31-year-old will not be held alongside the jail's general population.

Instead, a risk assessment will be carried out to decide where Bryson will be placed.

It was in 2019 when Bryson first appeared in the dock as Adam Graham. It was the year after that when the defendant decided to transition from a man to a woman.

It was during a trial when the 31-year-old that the accused said she was now known as Bryson and that Graham was now her dead name.

Bryson was out on bail but was later remanded in the custody of Lord Scott.

In 2016, the defendant reportedly attacked the first victim at a flat in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire. The two met via the Badoo dating site when the accused was still known as Graham.

The meeting happened immediately after the marriage of Bryson had ended. The rape happened on September 16, 2016 when Bryson allegedly locked the door and got into bed beside the woman.

The second victim, on the other hand, claims that Bryson continued to have sex with her even after she resisted. According to the 34-year-old victim, they met via the social media app Bigo where Bryson used the handle DJ Blade.

Both then hooked up and stayed at the home of the victim in Drumchapel where they watched soaps. As Bryson was unbuttoning her pajamas, she told him to stop.

“I said to stop but he [Bryson] just kept on going, and that’s when I just closed my eyes and I am doing what he wanted to do,” the second victim said.

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