Backstreet Boys singer Brian Littrell is standing by bandmate Nick Carter amid his ongoing rape investigation, insisting his pal won't face charges.

A claim made against the pop star by Melissa Schuman, who featured in the girl group Dream, has been placed under review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

She filed a police complaint in Santa Monica, California in February (18), accusing Nick of sexually assaulting her back in 2002, after previously going public with the allegations online last year (17), claiming the incident took place at the Quit Playing Games (with My Heart) singer's home when she was 18 and he was 22.

Nick responded by insisting the sex he had with Melissa, his co-star in 2004 TV movie The Hollow, was consensual.

Officials at the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Crimes unit investigated the complaint, and they have since handed their findings over to the District Attorney to determine if Nick should face charges, according to TMZ.

But his bandmate, Littrell, is still convinced Carter will not face rape charges.

"He has our full support," the singer tells the news outlet. "This has been going on for a long time and unfortunately there are fame seekers that are out there.

"He's been forthright and honest with us and we have to stand beside our bandmate... We feel confident but it is what it is... It's the world we live in and everybody wants to know something or get something on somebody."

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