Doctor Strange Star: On May 16th, 2022, Doctor Strange star Zara Phythian and her husband, Victor Marke, were found guilty of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl and have been jailed for a combined 22 years.
The Sun reports Marke abused the unnamed girl “once or twice a month” between 2005 and 2008, and the victim had been staying with Marke and Pythian when the abuse started.
The BBC further reports that Marke was found guilty of abusing another teenager. He has been sentenced to 14 years in jail, of which ten years are for the abuse of the victim by Pythian.
The actress has been jailed for eight years. In a statement read out in court, the victim accused the couple of robbing her of her innocence.
“I knew it was wrong but I did not know how to get out of the situation or say anything,” the victim’s statement read.
“I just did whatever they asked me to do. They made it seem like I was some naughty kid and they were helping me out,” the victim added.
The crimes were committed when Marke was aged about 42 or 43, while Pythian was in her early 20s. They are currently 59 and 37 respectively.