Urologist dies of cancer at 50

Greenville, SC (AP) A physician at a South Carolina health clinic who had treated women accused of rape and molestation died Sunday, two months after he died in a Georgia hospital.

The Rev. John R. Pemberton, 73, was diagnosed with cancer on Dec. 6 and was admitted to Greenville’s Memorial Health North hospital.

He died Sunday at 10:21 p.m.

ET, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

A hospital official did not immediately release his name.

Penderton’s death comes a few weeks after a grand jury in Virginia indicted two Virginia state lawmakers for their roles in the investigation of a rape case at a University of Virginia dormitory.

Both were indicted on Monday on a charge of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent liberties with a child and obstruction of justice.

In Greenville last year, Penderston was credited with helping to identify the victims of two rape cases that had occurred in the hospital.

Authorities have said the two women have not been identified.

A third woman, identified by police as a student at the university, was arrested in the case and charged with sexual assault.

Pendersons death has prompted the resignation of the Greenland County district attorney and the state’s attorney general.