Case 219

Doctor John

Dr John Schneeberger’s charming and gentle manner made him a popular and trusted figure in the tiny Canadian town of Kipling. So when a young woman named Candice accused him of raping her in 1992, most townsfolk were left shocked and found the allegation impossible to believe. 

Eager to clear his name, Dr Schneeberger willingly sat for a DNA test. When the test came back negative and he was exonerated, people throughout Kipling dismissed the case altogether, secure in their faith that their beloved doctor was an honourable man…



Casefile Presents



Research & writing – Erin Munro

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host



‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro –

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska




Doctor guilty in sex assault case – The Leader Post

Fire and Ice: The long road to justice – The Leader Post

Victim ‘can’t escape’ Dr Rape – The Vancouver Sun

Schneeberger out in time to see movie of his case – The Vancouver Sun

No one believed her – and John Schneeberger claimed another victim – Edmonton Journal

Paroled sex criminal opens up to filmmaker – The Gazette

‘I knew it was wrong’ – The Leader Post

Victims live in fear as attacker goes free – Calgary Herald

A betrayal of trust – Calgary Herald

Victims still haunted – The Leader Post

Deported rapist doctor applies for new license – Calgary Herald

Schneeberger’s departure met with elation – Star Phoenix

Wife had doubts in ’97 – The Leader Post

In the heart of a legal storm – Edmonton Journal



The endless nightmare of Lisa Dillman – The Globe and Mail

Deport doctor, his ex-wife says – The Globe and Mail

Rapist, M.D. – Crime Magazine

What happened to Dr John Schneeberger? – Forensic Files Now



Sour Milk & Other Saskatchewan Crime Stories – Barb Pacholik and Jana G. Pruden



Autopsy: Dead Men Talking

Forensic Files: Bad Blood

72 Hours: The Good Doctor





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