Troubling news this weekend for Mariah Carey and her family:
The singer's estranged sister, Alison Carey, was arrested on a prostitution charge in Saugerties, New York on Friday, August 26.
Alison Carey is also HIV-positive.
According to The Daily Freeman, a local newspaper, Carey approached an undercover police officer outside an unnamed hotel and offered sex in exchange for money.
She had allegedly been strolling that area and making this same type of offer for about a week.
Carey was also advertising her services through online advertisements, with authorities urging anyone who may have had a sexual encounter with Alison to contact their doctors.
Due to her HIV-positive status and everything.
During the arrest, Alison reportedly identified herself as Mariah’s sister; later, Saugerties police chief Joseph Sinagra confirmed the claim via an Internet search.
Because she used the World Wide Web, some of this evidence is available to the general public.
To wit: on one of Alison’s online ads - which was posted online at 6:18 p.m. on Friday night - she actually quoted her famous sister’s 1995 hit “Fantasy.”
The ad reads thusly:
Im a pretty lady looking for guys who are looking to have some fun and get into a world of pleasure that other woman just cant provide two you, woman with the ability to make the earth move for you and to get you to see stars.
Oh yea with me its, ‘ITS SUCH A SWEET, SWEET FANTASY BABY, WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES I COME AND TAKE YOU ON AND ON.
Police did not specify which website Alison used for this ad or to list her services.
They did say, however, that they received a tip about the ads, which were also dated July 31 and August 15.
Earlier this year, Alison Carey made a video in which she asked Mariah Carey for help.
In the piece of footage, which was released in March by The Daily Mail, the troubled 55-year old said:
“Mariah, I love you. I desperately need your help. Please don’t abandon me like this.”
The sisters (who share an older brother, Morgan Carey) have been estranged for over a year, sources say.
Alison Carey was arraigned in Saugerties Town Court and sent to Ulster County Jail on Friday.
She is due in court on Tuesday, August 30.