Catherina Scalia, so-called 'hot dog hooker': I'll strip until the day I die

The so-called "Hot Dog Hooker" was arraigned on prostitution charges earlier this morning after being arrested again. Catherina Scalia, of East Rockaway, was arrested yesterday

Catherina Scalia, 47, is accused of meeting up with an undercover cop at a Westbury hotel, where she allegedly gave him a massage and offered sex for $100, according to court documents.

Catherina Scalia, 47, is accused of meeting up with an undercover cop at a Westbury hotel, where she allegedly gave him a massage and offered sex for $100, according to court documents. (5/25/13)

EAST GARDEN CITY - The Nassau woman who made headlines last year for offering sex acts for cash out of her hot dog truck is back in the news for similar reasons.

Catherina Scalia, 47, is accused of meeting up with an undercover cop at a Westbury hotel, where she allegedly gave him a massage and offered sex for $100, according to court documents.

She's been charged with a misdemeanor count of prostitution and a felony count of unauthorized practice for not being a licensed massage therapist.

In court today, Scalia denied the allegations and pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say that when she was questioned, she proclaimed, "I'm just a stripper. I'll strip until the day I die."

She denied that there was money exchanged, saying, "I did it for free." Scalia, of East Rockaway, also implied that she was being targeted. "They keep framing me," she told the judge. "I'm broke. I'm jobless. I'm a bum in the streets. I live in a camper."

Outside of court, Scalia seemed to relish the attention, grinning and exclaiming, "They got me again!" as cameras recorded her being led away in handcuffs.

The so-called "hot dog hooker" grabbed attention last year after serving jail time for running a sex business out of her camper-turned-hot dog truck.

Scalia has been ordered to undergo a health evaluation.

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