Zara Phythian, known for her appearance in Doctor Strange, was caught up in a controversial case. Zara and her husband were found guilty on Wednesday of last week and scheduled to be sentenced on Monday. Today, the actress and her husband were condemned to jail for 8 and 14 years, respectively.
According to Radar Online, Zara Phythian was recently found guilty of regularly abusing a teenage girl over a three-year period beginning in 2005. She was then sentenced to eight years in jail for her offenses. Both Phythian and her husband Viktor Marke were convicted guilty of child sex charges, putting them both behind bars.
The 38-year-old actress was sentenced to eight years in jail. However, her Taekwondo instructor husband was sentenced to 14 years in prison for assaulting the same victim as well as committing indecent assault against a second juvenile victim.
“I regard you as the driving force behind the abuse,” Judge Mark Watson told Marke at the couple’s sentence Monday morning.
“You were clearly aware of the first incident but pretended to be asleep. The sentence in your case will be shorter. There was one victim and you were younger at the time and I do not view you as the driving force behind this.”
“You were besotted with Victor Marke. I am in no doubt your deviance was shaped by him. You had been the focus of his attentions. Your relationship started at a time when you were young.”
“None of this excuses what you did, you may have done them to fulfill Victor Marke’s urges but you still chose to play your part.”
“I’m innocent, I love you all,” Phythian responded after her fate was revealed.
As previously reported, Phythian and her husband first appeared in court on Wednesday, April 27th, to defend themselves against allegations that they “repeatedly” had sex with a former student when she was as young as 13 years old. Only a few days later, Phythian and Marke were found guilty.
Zara and her husband now have ample time to reflect on what they have done. Justice has been served in this case. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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