“Her Penis”: Trans-Identified Male Accused of Rape by Two Women in Scotland

A man who identifies as transgender is standing trial on accusations that he sexually assaulted two women on separate occasions. Adam Graham, 31, now goes by the name “Isla Bryson” and was referred to by feminine pronouns both in court and in UK media coverage. Graham has been charged with raping the women with “her penis,” according to court documents.

The first alleged assault is said to have happened on September 16, 2016, in Clydebank. Graham reportedly pulled down the woman’s clothing and restrained her, forcibly penetrating her. According to the victim, Graham, being aware of the crime he committed, instructed the woman to “wash bedding” in an effort to destroy the evidence the following day. She also stated that Graham told her “not to disclose to anyone” the details of the assault.

In an attempt to secure her silence, Graham reportedly went on to threaten the victim’s family in order to secure her silence.

Though a pre-recorded statement, the victim gave testimony to the court noting that she had met Graham on dating app Badoo in July of 2016. After establishing rapport, Graham claimed he was being abused by a female partner. Concerned for his safety and wellbeing, the victim offered Graham shelter at her mother’s property, where she also lived, until which time he could be moved into a homeless unit.


Graham reportedly began to show dramatic swings in behavior while staying at the property, screaming at a young boy the victim had been caring for. After a few weeks, he was moved to a homeless unit, but the two continued to see each other, with Graham staying over on Friday nights.

According to the Clydebank Post, on the night of the assault, Graham entered the bedroom where she had been preparing for bed and locked the door. At first, the victim thought Graham was cuddling her, but said “everything felt weird and wrong.”

Graham then pulled the woman’s pajamas down and raped her despite her vocal protests. The assault only stopped when the victim’s mother turned on the hallway light outside of the bedroom.

Three years later, on June 27, 2019, Graham is said to have assaulted a second woman at an apartment in Glasgow.

After having engaged in consensual sexual activity, the victim states, Graham became sexually violent and assaulted her. The court heard that Graham allegedly bit the victim, lay on top of her and restrained her, and went on to rape the woman “to her injury.”

An assault charge states that Graham additionally punched the woman the next day.

Defense advocate Edward Targowski told the High Court in Glasgow his client was pleading not guilty to all charges and was lodging a special defense of consent to two, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

A letter from Graham’s family doctor was presented in court as evidence of his transgender status. Dated August 5, 2022, the document stated Graham was “currently receiving the maximum recommended doses of Spironolactone and Finasteride” with a hormone prescription provided by Glasgow’s specialist sexual health service Sandyford Clinic.

Graham’s trial is expected to continue for at least five days more, and, if convicted, it is anticipated that he may be housed in a correctional facility for women.

Currently in Scotland, a serial child sex offender who identifies as transgender is being held at a women’s prison, as is a disturbed male killer who now demands to be treated like a female infant.

Earlier this week, it came to light earlier that a serial rapist who targeted women in changing rooms and restrooms had begun identifying as transgender and is seeking a transfer to a women’s prison.

Last fall, it was revealed that half of Scotland’s prisoners who claim a transgender status began doing so only after they had been convicted of a crime. In response to a Freedom of Information request, the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) confirmed there were 16 trans inmates in Scots prisons, of whom eight began to identify as transgender while “being cared for in custody following their remand or conviction for their current offence”.

However, the SPS said it was unable to disclose whether or not there were allegations of sexual misconduct involving the trans-identifying male prisoners due to the cost that would be involved in providing the information.

Scotland recently attempted to pass controversial amendments to the Gender Recognition Act which would streamline the process of altering sex markers on legal documents. Notably, an amendment to the bill which would have prohibited anyone convicted of a sexual offense from changing their legal sex was rejected.

Yet the final outcome of Scotland’s proposed Gender Recognition Reform Bill currently hangs in limbo. On January 17 and for the first time in the United Kingdom’s history, Westminster chose to invoke a Section 35 Order to block the bill from obtaining Royal Assent.

Under Section 35 of the Scotland Act 1998, Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack can prevent a Holyrood bill from becoming a law if it is believed that the legislation would have an “adverse effect” on the application of laws reserved to Westminster.


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Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve is the Co-Founder of Reduxx, and the outlet's Chief Investigative Journalist with a focused interest in pornography, sexual predators, and fetish subcultures. She is the creator of the podcast Women's Voices, which features news commentary and interviews regarding women's rights.

Genevieve Gluck
Genevieve Gluck
Genevieve is the Co-Founder of Reduxx, and the outlet's Chief Investigative Journalist with a focused interest in pornography, sexual predators, and fetish subcultures. She is the creator of the podcast Women's Voices, which features news commentary and interviews regarding women's rights.
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