[UPDATE] Prosecutors consider whether to file rape charges against Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter

Officials in California are reportedly considering whether to pursue a criminal case against singer Nick Carter in connection with a woman’s complaint that he raped her more than 15 years ago.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Melissa Schuman accused the Backstreet Boys star of forced her to perform sex acts before raping her during an encounter in 2002.

In a blog post, the DREAM singer detailed the alleged experience. At the time, Carter was 22 and Schuman was 18.

She claimed the boy band star forced her to enter a bathroom and began sexually assaulting her.

According to Schuman, he performed oral sex on her and forced her to perform oral sex on him.

The two had been cast in the same television movie, she said, and claimed the attack occurred at Carter’s home.

“He took my hand and led me down the hallway to the office,” she wrote. “He went to his computer and started to play the music he was working on, he turned off the light and we sat there in the computer light listening to his new stuff. And naturally we started to kiss. He was aware that I was a virgin and that I held to religious conservative christian values. I was vocal about this. Everyone knew about this, including those who repped me.”

Carter issued a statement after her allegations saying that he was “shocked and saddened” by the allegations against him.

The accuser, who was also in a teen singing group, filed a complaint with Los Angeles authorities almost seven months ago, as reported by TMZ.

Within the past week, county prosecutors reportedly received a report from local law enforcement detailing the allegations against Carter.

As of the latest reports available, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office was still determining whether charges are warranted.

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