Regina's sexual assault doctor deported

REGINA - A doctor in Saskatchewan who planted a tube in his arm filled with someone else's blood to try to avoid a conviction for sexual assault has been deported.

John Schneeberger in June 2004



A spokesperson for the Canada Border Services Agency would not say where Dr. John Schneeberger was sent or when he was escorted out of the country.


The Zambian-born doctor had been ordered deported in June.

He was convicted in 1999 for two sexual assaults and of obstructing justice.

When investigators accused Schneeberger of sexual assault in 1992 and took blood samples from him, the DNA didn't match that from the crime scene.

Schneeberger had planted a plastic tube filled with someone else's blood in his arm. When he was ordered to provide a blood sample, he offered to do the procedure himself and took it from the plastic tube in his arm instead of from his vein.

Allegations from another victim eventually led to Schneeberger's 1999 conviction.

He gave his first victim, then 23, a paralysing drug before assaulting her in a hospital examining room. The second victim was a teenager who was molested in 1994 and 1995.

He served two-thirds of a six-year sentence and had hoped to remain in Regina.

Schneeberger came to Canada in 1987 and became a citizen in 1993. His citizenship was revoked in December 2003 after officials discovered he lied on his application. He then reverted to permanent resident status, clearing the way for the deportation order.

Written by CBC News Online staff