Mariah Carey’s sister arrested for prostitution after quoting singer’s lyrics in online advert

Alison Carey arrested following undercover sting

Mariah Carey‘s older sister has been arrested on a prostitution charge in New York state.

According to local reports, Alison Carey, 55, has been accused of soliciting money in exchange for sex following an undercover investigation and arrest in Saugerties, New York on Friday (August 26).

Carey was the subject of a sting involving an undercover officer posing as a client. She had allegedly posted an advert online that quoted the lyrics to her sister’s 1995 hit ‘Fantasy’ (“It’s such a sweet, sweet fantasy baby, when I close my eyes I come and take you on and on”).


Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra urged those who have had sexual encounters with Carey to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Reports have previously claimed that she is HIV positive.


Carey is being held on a $1,000 bail at Ulster County Jail. She is due to appear in court on August 30.

In 2005, Carey was arrested on similar prostitution charges.