Doctor Strange star and husband jailed for sexually abusing and grooming underage girl

Phythian, who also runs a martial arts academy, was found guilty of 14 counts of sexual activity with a child committed between 2005 and 2008, when the victim was aged in her early teens

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Actress Zara Phythian, who featured in the 2016 Marvel movie Doctor Strange, and her husband have been found guilty at Nottingham Crown Court of a string of child sex charges after jointly grooming and abusing a teenage girl.

Zara Phythian was found guilty of 14 counts of sexual activity with a child.
Zara Phythian was found guilty of 14 counts of sexual activity with a child.

Phythian, who also runs a martial arts academy, was found guilty of 14 counts of sexual activity with a child committed between 2005 and 2008, when the victim was aged in her early teens.

Jurors also convicted the 37-year-old’s husband Victor Marke, aged 59, of the same 14 offences and indecent assault charges relating to another under-age girl he abused on at least eight occasions between 2002 and 2003.

Judge Mark Watson remanded both defendants in custody until a hearing to decide on bail or sentence at 2pm.