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Mariah Carey's sister arrested on prostitution charges

Recording artist Mariah Carey attends a panel for the television series "Mariah's World" during the TCA NBCUniversal Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California U.S., August 3, 2016.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSKY2J

Recording artist Mariah Carey attends a panel for the television series "Mariah's World" during the TCA NBCUniversal Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California U.S., August 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSKY2J

The sister of pop star Mariah Carey has been arrested on prostitution charges in upstate New York.

Police tell the Daily Freeman of Kingston that 55-year-old Alison Carey was arrested in Saugerties on Friday following an investigation at a hotel. Police say she solicited money in exchange for sex from an undercover police officer.

Police describe Carey as a transient, and say she advertised her services online. Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra tells the newspaper that she identified herself as the performer's sister when she was arrested.

Carey is due in Saugerties Town Court on Aug. 30.

It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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