'Doctor Strange' star Zara Phythian and husband accused of having sex with 13-year-old girl

Zara Phythian who appeared in 'Doctor Strange' with Benedict Cumberbatch has been accused of numerous sexual offences along with her husband Victor Marke.

The girl, who is now an adult, told police that the couple allegedly filmed most of the abuse in an attempt to recreate pornographic scenes.

She claims Phythian, 36, and Marke, 59, plied her with alcohol and had sex with her between 2005 and 2008 when she was a minor.

Jurors at Nottingham Crown Court also heard the woman, who was aged between 13 and 15 at the time of the alleged abuse, describe the details...

The victim alleged the first offences happened after the couple gave her alcohol to drink, and Phythian dared her to give Marke oral sex.

She also alleged that Marke then had sex with both of them. “I knew it was wrong but I just didn’t know how to get out of the situation or say anything,” she told cops.

"He just said nobody would believe me if I told them anyway," she told police."They always had a power over me."

As a child she also felt like she was being "coached" by Phythian to get better at the sexual activity, the court was told. 20 times on different occasions.

The woman had told police she was groomed and sexually touched by Marke of Ravenshead. After she turned 16, he is alleged to have had sex with her.