Nick Carter will not be charged over alleged sexual assault

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has declined to press sexual assault charges against Nick Carter, citing that the statute of limitations had expired.

Last November, 34-year-old Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream claimed that Carter raped her when she was 18 years old and he was 22 in a post on her personal blog. In a statement to ET at the time, Carter said that Schuman "never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual."

According to documents obtained by ET on Tuesday, the D.A.'s office says that the statute of limitations expired in 2013.

"The reporting party alleged that in 2003, she was the victim of a sexual assault perpetrated by the suspect in his apartment," the documents read. "The victim was 18 years old at the time of the assault. The statute of limitations expired in 2013. Therefore, an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of evidence is not warranted and the matter is declined.”

In a statement to ET on Tuesday, Schuman says she expected the news.

“My family and I were well aware of the likelihood that my case was not prosecutable due to the statute of limitations in California regarding rape which was modified in 2016," the statement reads. "It is unfortunate that the law isn’t fully retroactive to accommodate assaults that have happened in the past, regardless of how far back. It gives me great solace to know that my testimony is fully documented, investigated and sealed for the future if needed by law enforcement. I gave my statement, as did the other witnesses. Speaking out was the best thing I could have ever done for myself and I hope it inspires others to do the same if it feels right for them.”

ET has reached out to Carter's rep for comment.

In her blog post, Schuman said she was invited over to Carter's house during a day off from the movie they were co-starring in. She wrote that after arriving at his apartment with a friend, he allegedly brought her into the bathroom, where she claimed they started kissing and that Carter disregarded her objections before allegedly performing oral sex on her. She claimed he then demanded she perform oral sex on him, writing, "My thought was the only way to get out was to get him to finish what he had started." Schuman wrote that Carter then took her to the bedroom, where she alleged he raped her.

Schuman said that she considered pressing charges against Carter at the time, but claimed she was told that she "would likely be buried in humiliation, accused of being fame hungry, and it would ultimately hurt me professionally as well as publicly."

In his statement, Carter said he was "shocked and saddened" by the accusations. 

"Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual," the statement read. "We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally. This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, nearly two decades later. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm."

In February, Schuman filed a police report on Carter with the Santa Monica Police Department.

“Filing the police report today was the single most empowering thing I have ever done for myself," Schuman told ET. "I thought it was an option I could no longer pursue. A huge thank you to RAINN [the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network] for empowering me to take this step."

On Monday, Schuman tweeted a quote reading, "I tell my story. Not so that I get glory, but so that others may know Hope."

"Hope floats ❤️ #timesup #metoo" she wrote.

Meanwhile, on Monday, 38-year-old Carter revealed the news that his wife, Lauren, suffered a miscarriage. The two are already parents to their 2-year-old son, Odin.

“God give us peace during this time,” Carter wrote. “I really was looking forward to meeting her after 3 months. I’m heart broken. ... It was a little sister for Odin."

ET last spoke with the Backstreet Boys singer in June after the group's CMT Music Awards win for Performance of the Year with Florida Georgia Line.

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Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
American boyband The Backstreet Boys at the MTV Awards in New York City, 4th September 1996. They are Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - APRIL 1997:The Backstreet Boys (L - R) Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Nick Carter pose for an April 1997 portrait in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Bob Berg/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - APRIL 1997:Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys poses for an April 1997 portrait in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Bob Berg/Getty Images)
(clockwise fr. top L) Singers Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and A. J. MccLean of musical group Backstreet Boys. (Photo by Mirek Towski/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 26: Pop group Backstreet Boys: Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson attend the 25th Annual American Music Awards on January 26, 1998 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 24: Singers Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys attend the 41st Annual Grammy Awards on February 24, 1999 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 7: Pop group Backstreet Boys: Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter and A.J. McLean attend the Ninth Annual Billboard Music Awards on December 7, 1998 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Aaron Carter & Nick Carter (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 8: Singer Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys attends the 28th Annual American Music Awards on January 8, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 8: Pop group Backstreet Boys: Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough and Nick Carter attend the 28th Annual American Music Awards on January 8, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter gets ready to put a pie in the face of brother, and award winner for Favorite Rising Star, Aaron Carter at the Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Barker Hanger in Los Angeles, CA., Saturday, April 21, 2001.(photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter puts a pie in the face of brother, and award winner for Favorite Rising Star, Aaron Carter at the Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Barker Hanger in Los Angeles, CA., Saturday, April 21, 2001.(photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Nick Carter & Aaron Carter (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JULY 2: Singer Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs at 'The Today Show' Summer Concert Series on July 2, 2001 at Rockefeller Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys during MTV's Rock 'N Jock NBA All-Star Jam at Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Nick Carter, Paris Hilton and Damon Thomas during 2004 ESPY Awards - Jamie Foxx After Party at Skybar at The Mondrian in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Nick Carter and Paris Hilton during PS2 and Jay-Z Celebrate the Launch of the S. Carter Tennis Shoe at Playstation 2 Estate in Bridgehampton, New York, United States. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
Paris Hilton and Nick Carter during PS2 Estate Day 3 - 6th Annual P. Diddy White Party at PS2 Estate in Bridgehampton, New York, United States. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
Paris Hilton and Nick Carter during MTV Movie Awards 2004 - Arrivals at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Nick Carter, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton and Aaron Carter (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys and wife Lauren Kitt Carter visit the SiriusXM Studios on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 24: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Nick Carter (L) sighted on July 24, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Carter is enjoying some private time in Berlin after the tour of his band The Backstreet Boys was canceled. (Photo by Karadshow/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Nick Carter (L) and AJ McLean (R) Nick Carter; of The Backstreet Boys perform on stage at British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 6, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Nick Carter and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys perform on stage at British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park on July 6, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 30: AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough arrive at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop inside Paris Las Vegas on May 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - MAY 25: Singer Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs during the 'In a World Like This' summer tour at Shoreline Amphitheatre on May 25, 2014 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - MAY 25: (L-R) Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean of Back Street Boys are performing at Shoreline Amphitheatre on May 25, 2014 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Nick Carter (R) of the Backstreet Boys and his fiancee Lauren Kitt celebrate their coed bachelor and bachelorette party at Ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort on February 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Nick Carter (R) of the Backstreet Boys and his fiancee Lauren Kitt celebrate their coed bachelor and bachelorette party at Ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort on February 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys (R) and his fiancee Lauren Kitt arrive to celebrate their coed bachelor and bachelorette party at Ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort on February 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 31: Singer Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs at the 2013 summer concert series at The Grove on July 31, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 03: Singer Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys and his girlfriend Lauren Kitt shop at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas on July 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 5: Singer Nick Carter and tv personality Paris Hilton arrive to the 2004 MTV Movie Awards at the Sony Pictures Studios on June 5, 2004 in Culver City, California. The 2004 MTV Movie Awards will air on the MTV Network June 10, 2004 9 PM (ET/PT). (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Singer Nick Carter leaves the 'AOL Build' taping at the AOL Studios on June 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
QUEBEC CITY, QC - JULY 09: (L-R) Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys performs onstage headlining Day 4 of the 50th Festival D'ete De Quebec at Plains of Abraham on the Main stage stage on July 9, 2017 in Quebec City, Canada (Photo by Ollie Millington/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24: (L-R) Competition judge Bruno Tonioli, dancer/competition judge Carrie Ann Inaba and singer/competition judge Nick Carter attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 at CBS Televison City on April 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Singers Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys attend the grand opening of Sugar Factory American Brasserie at the Fashion Show mall on April 20, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 01: Singer Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys speaks during SiriusXM's The Highway Channel broadcasts leading up to the ACM Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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