The sister of songstress Mariah Carey was arrested on prostitution charges in upstate Saugerties, according to news reports.
Alison Carey, 55, was arrested Friday at a hotel after police said she solicited money in exchange for sex from an undercover police officer, according to a report in the Daily Freeman newspaper of Kingston.
Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra told the newspaper that Carey identified herself as the sister of award-winning Mariah Carey, who was born in Huntington and attended Harborfields High School in Greenlawn.
Calls to the Saugerties Police Department seeking information Sunday night were directed to Sinagra, who did not immediately respond to an email from Newsday seeking comment.
Sinagra told the Daily Freeman that Alison Carey had advertised her services online, with one ad loosely quoting from the lyrics of her sister’s 1995 hit “Fantasy.”
“I’m a pretty lady looking for guys who are looking to have some fun and get into a world of pleasure that other woman just can’t provide two you,” she wrote in a post.
According to the newspaper, Alison Carey was arraigned in Saugerties Town Court and sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail. She is due back at Saugerties Town Court on Tuesday.