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Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter will not be charged for a sexual assault accusation from 2003.

Melissa Schuman accused Carter of raping her and waved her anonymity by writing a blog in February.

After being reviewed by prosecutors, the case was thrown out as the statute of limitations has passed.

Carter’s lawyer Michael Holtz said he is “happy to put the matter behind him”.

“Nick has denied these allegations ever since he first learned of them last year, and was confident the district attorney would conclude that there was no basis to pursue charges against him,” Holtz said in a statement.

Schuman, 33, who was part of the teen girl band Dream, says she was 18 and a virgin at the time of the alleged attack, which she said took place after the pair recorded a duet.

She decided to come forward after seeing an allegation against Carter from another woman last year.

Carter, 38, feels vindicated that no charges will be brought against him, according to his lawyer.

The statute of limitations refers to a set timeframe when legal action must be taken for proceedings to take place, but in this case that timeframe had expired in 2013. Read more

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Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed

Nick Carter sexual assault charge dismissed