The actress Zara Phythian, known from “Doctor Strange”, has to be imprisoned for eight years for sexual abuse. Nottingham Crown Court found it proven that she and her husband had abused a 13-year-old girl.

Stuntwoman and actress Zara Phythian, 37, who starred in the Marvel blockbuster “Doctor Strange” alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, 45, and Mads Mikkelsen, 56, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. The British court responsible, Nottingham Crown Court, handed down the sentence last Monday after finding it proven that Phythian and her husband Victor Marke, 59, sexually abused a 13-year-old girl on multiple occasions. This is reported by “BBC News”.

The crimes took place between 2005 and 2008, when the victim, who is now an adult, was between 13 and 15 years old. Phythian’s husband was even sentenced to 14 years in prison. He also abused a 15-year-old girl without his wife’s help. In addition, according to Judge Mark Watson, he was the driving force behind the crimes.

Zara Phythian under the influence of her husband

Watson is quoted by BBC News as saying: “In light of the evidence I have heard, I have no doubt that your abnormal behavior was shaped by the influence he [brand, ed.] had on you from a young age.” Phythian is 22 years younger than her husband – at the time of the first crime together, she was only 20 years old. Both rejected the allegations to the end.