The couple were found guilty of 14 counts of sexual activity with a child after jointly grooming the girl. Phythian has been handed an eight-year sentence, while Marke has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Doctor Strange actress Zara Phythian has been sentenced to eight years in jail for the historical sexual abuse of a teenage girl. Her victim was was aged between 13 and 15.
Phythian’s husband Victor Marke has been sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment for jointly abusing the same victim, as well as the indecent assault of a second girl.
The martial arts instructor and her husband were both convicted at Nottingham Crown Court last week of 14 counts of sexual activity with a child. Passing sentence, Judge Mark Watson told the couple that he believed the start of the sexual abuse of the joint victim had been pre-planned.
The judge told Marke: “I regard you as the driving force behind the abuse. You were clearly aware of the first incident but pretended to be asleep.
” This could only have been a ruse agreed in advance.” During the sentencing, the judge also said that Phythian’s “deviance” was shaped by the influence that Marke had on her from an early age.
One of the victims reportedly told the court that most of the abuse was filmed. Because the couple were trying to recreate pornographic scenes.
The woman said that she looked up to Phythian and her husband because they were both martial arts instructors.
The 37-year-old, from Mansfield, ‘Nottinghamshire’ and Marke, from Ravenshead. And Notts were told they will have to serve at least half their sentences before being considered for parole.
She has worked as an actress and stunt double and martial artist expert. who played a sorcerer alongside Benedict Cumber batch in the 2016 Marvel flick. She’s a 13 time multi-style martial arts world champion. And has starred in numerous films including as Brunette Zealot in 2016’s Marvel film, Doctor Strange.
Viktor Marke is a Taekwondo and martial arts coach who has also worked as a film director and producer.
Her husband, fellow martial artist Victor Marke was also found guilty of the same charges. as well as three others against another young girl. husband and wife were remanded in custody and warned that. they will get a considerable period in custody when sentenced on Monday, the local paper said.
Their victim said she was just 13 when the couple plied her with rum. and made her have oral sex with Marke after Phythian then in her early 20s, first taught her how to do it, the paper said.
The victim, who cannot be named, told the court that Marke made threats against her and ordered her to film some of the abuse at the hands of the “Jekyll and Hyde” couple. Phythian denied having any sexual contact with the victim who was able to describe a Chinese calligraphy tattoo the actress has near her private parts.
Dr Strange actress Zara Phythian has been jailed for eight years for the sexual abuse of a girl who was aged between 13 and 15.