Woman Charged In Rape Of 11-Year-Old Sentenced


Six years to life.

That's how long an El Paso County woman convicted in a horrifying sex assault case will pay for her crime.

Debora Schreffler, also known as Debora Knox, was found guilty in September on multiple felony charges including sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. Her victim was only 11 years old when authorities say Schreffler, her husband Raymond Knox and family friend Robert Tysor took part in raping and pimping the young girl out.

The extensive sexual abuse of the child came to light a couple of years ago after Knox was already in prison serving a possible life sentence for sexual assault on a child. In a confession to a therapist, Knox detailed the atrocious acts committed on the child, from the three adults simultaneously raping her to Tysor, a truck driver, taking her with him on the road and allowing other truck drivers to perform sexual acts on her for money. These details were first revealed in arrest papers obtained by 11 News after Schreffler's arrest in March.

Tysor was sentenced around the time of Schreffler's arrest. He will spend 16 years to life in prison for his role in these crimes.

Schreffler initially pleaded not guilty at the time of her arrest, and on Monday she again denied her role. The judge ruled for Schreffler to see a psychiatrist while in prison to help her admit what she did.

The victim addressed the courtroom through a phone call, stating that what Schreffler did was wrong and that she needed help.

Schreffler will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM
    This could have been stopped earlier on if people who knew what was going on actually reported it earlier on and didn't worry about the consequences. But people would just turn a blind eye.
  • by Theresa Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 21, 2012 at 04:03 PM
    Bobcat, obviously people are too busy getting their 2 cents worth in and have just bypassed your comment. It doesn't matter if all the facts are right or wrong. It only matters how the girls are fairing. I am very happy that the girls have a place to feel safe!! Thank you for your caring heart. They will need all the patience and proper love they can get.
  • by buddy on Mar 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM
    This is all a lie her own sister said its not true it's just that baby Raper that's in prison is trying to get a less time
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      by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 04:56 AM in reply to buddy
      Unless her sister was with her 24/7, how would she know what did or did not happen. Maybe the sister is lying to you so that you won't change the way you act towards her. Maybe she just wants to forget it all. Besides its not something you really want to broadcast about your family. Her story must have had some truth in it for 2 different people to be tried and convicted.
  • by no on Mar 9, 2012 at 05:36 PM
    Would like to watch these people who ruined this poor girls childhood, ruthlessly tortured and then killed..
  • by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 at 04:37 PM
    What is really sad about the whole thing is that the family "friend" and the woman are just now, 6 years after the first allegations from this girl and Raymond Knox was convicted, being held responsible. This is not the first time the names were brought to the court's attention. During the investigation in 2006 these names we given to investigators. They failed to do anything about it ... until they finally got a statement from the first abuser. This girl will never be the same and will be scared for the rest of her life. She will never live a "normal" life or have a "normal" relationship with anyone. She deserved better than this from all parties involved...the abusers, the investigators, DSS (who failed to look into the many, many allegations that were brought to their attention over a span of 12 years) and the court system. I personally hope they rot in hell and that somehow the victim might find peace.
  • by laurie Location: ellicott on Mar 9, 2012 at 04:09 PM
    In 1995 Raymond Knox was a volunteer firefighter with Ellicott the girl he kidnapped and raped was a cadet with the fire department. If the state would of threw him in prison than he wouldn't of never raped again.
  • by laurie Location: ellicott on Mar 9, 2012 at 04:09 PM
    In 1995 Raymond Knox was a volunteer firefighter with Ellicott the girl he kidnapped and raped was a cadet with the fire department. If the state would of threw him in prison than he wouldn't of never raped again.
  • by whoa on Mar 9, 2012 at 03:09 PM
    These people need to burn in hell! OUTRAGE!
  • by Bobcat on Mar 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM
    I have custody of the "girl's"that this happend to and they are doing fine, they have alot to deal with but there copping the best they can. Thank you.
  • by AParent Location: E, Colorado Springs on Mar 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM
    These are not human beings; they are farm worse than any harmful predatory animal; they are monsters who have a sickness and should be put out of their misery. I can't even think of a punishment that is suitable for their warped, disfuntional, sick behavior! This poor girl will need alot of support and caring to help regain her trust; if she ever does.
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