April 6th, 2011
10:40 PM ET

Longtime Obama friend arrested on prostitution charges

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A longtime friend of President Barack Obama was arrested in Honolulu Monday on a prostitution charge, local Hawaii media are reporting.

Bobby Titcomb, 49, was among four men arrested in a Monday night sting, for soliciting sex from an undercover officer in Honolulu.

Titcomb attended Honolulu's prestigious Punahou School with Obama, and has remained a close friend over the years.

A familiar face in Obama's Hawaii entourage, Titcomb has hosted the First Family and staffers at day-long barbeques at his North Shore beachfront home, played rounds of golf with the president, and even accompanied Obama when the then President-Elect spread his grandmother’s ashes off the cliffs of Oahu.

Titcomb was released after posting $500 bail, and is expected to appear in court next month for the charge that is considered a misdemeanor, according to reports.


Topics: President Obama • The Buzz

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Bill in STL

    Is anyone really surprised?

    April 7, 2011 at 12:09 am |
    • Bill in STL

      Don't get your knickers in a twist .... we are talking about politicians here.... you know blue dresses and foot signals andall that .... 😉

      April 7, 2011 at 12:11 am |
    • MASSHOLE187

      I'm sure as hell not, I mean this asshole's Auntie lives in the friggin projects down the street from me in Southie and thinks she ENTITLED.

      April 7, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  2. jim

    Maybe this guy knows something about Obama's birth certificate!! The Republican Senator in hawaii should use that as a bargaining chip!

    April 7, 2011 at 3:04 am |
  3. Laffin at jittabag

    Sucks!

    April 7, 2011 at 4:36 am |
    • Bob

      I am sure thats exactly what obama's buddy was looking for.

      April 7, 2011 at 7:35 am |
  4. Gerry Evans

    MORE THEN ANYTHING.......DOES ANY ONE REALLY CARE.... When Republican SENATORS get arrested for this stuff, that's headlines ... But who the hell is this guy? ... Just another reason to plaster Obama's name in the headlines..

    April 7, 2011 at 7:13 am |
    • Fred

      Butt he is a buddy of Mr. Satoro. Is that not enough to smug it about?

      April 7, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  5. Jay in NC

    I guess Vera Baker was not in town.

    April 7, 2011 at 7:26 am |
  6. Fred

    Is he muslim too? Another swinger for Hope and Change.

    April 7, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  7. Jay in NC

    CNN should have their own Eliot Spitzer comment on this story.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:13 am |
  8. Shawn in ATL

    The conservative delight in this story is entertaining. Guess you guys just have to grasp at sex scandal straws when you get them.

    Oh, but it will be interesting to see how Fox covers this. Maybe they'll be smart and not go there.

    I don't think you baggers want to get in a war of who has the kinkiest, most hypocritical, most disgraceful politicians – D's or R's...especially since this guy isn't a poltician.

    So, this lifelong buddy of Obama gets busted for solicitiation. He doesn't work for Obama. He's not using taxpayers money to pay for sex. I don't think the cop was posing as a transexual or as a male prostitute. Nothing to see here. Move along.

    April 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
  9. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You go Shawn in ATL. I agree! Tell it like it is Gerry Evans, that's it exactly! It's just another beration antic that they are pulling against President Obama, as if he could have stopped that GROWN man, from doing what he wants to do! So what? He isn't answerable to OBAMA! That 'madam', who was on trial a few years back recieved several politicians themselves, Democrats and Republicans, as guests; along with their 'friends' at her house, soliciting sexual favors! How soon we forget! Again, so what?!?

    April 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm |