Obama Friend Arrested For Soliciting Prostitute

HONOLULU — One of President Barack Obama's close friends has been arrested in Honolulu on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute. Honolulu police say Robert "Bobby" Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover sting operation late Monday and released on $500 bail.

The 49-year-old Titcomb attended Punahou School in Honolulu with Obama. The two often golf, play basketball, go to the beach and dine together when the president returns home to Hawaii for vacation.

Obama's family has also attended barbeques at Titcomb's beachside home in Waialua.

Titcomb and Obama last spent time together in Hawaii during Obama's most recent vacation over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The White House had no comment.

Titcomb has not publicly responded to the charges, and he wasn't immediately available for comment.
AP