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President Obama Golfs With Pal Nabbed in Prostitution Sting

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(HONOLULU) -- President Obama on Monday was golfing at Mamala Bay Golf Course at Hickam Air Force Base in a group that included White House travel director Marvin Nicholson and Hawaiian pal Robert “Bobby” Titcomb, who was arrested in April on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.

In April, Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover prostitution sting operation, according to Honolulu police.

Titcomb, an airline employee and commercial fisherman, has been friends with the president since they attended Honolulu’s elite Punahou School together in the 1970s. He has visited the White House on numerous occasions to see the president, most recently in August for Obama’s birthday, when he was included in a round of golf with Obama’s closest friends at the links of Andrews Air Force Base. Afterwards Titcomb, among other friends, joined the president for a barbecue at the White House.

When the Obama family vacations in Hawaii over the Christmas holiday each year, they traditionally spend a full day at Titcomb’s North Shore home, jet-skiing, grilling, and playing volleyball. In December the Obama family spent nearly the whole day at his home.

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Obama's High School Pal Arrested in Prostitution Sting

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(HONOLULU) -- Richard Titcomb, an old high school buddy of President Obama from Hawaii, was arrested Monday for allegedly soliciting an undercover cop posing as a prostitute during a sting operation.

The 49-year-old Titcomb, who has worked as a commercial fisherman and airline employee, was released on $500 bail and is scheduled to appear in court next month.

Both Obama and Titcomb attended Punahou School in Honolulu during the 1970s.  The president still dines out and plays golf and basketball with Titcomb whenever he vacations in Hawaii.

The arrest comes the same week Obama announced his intentions to run for reelection.  The president surely doesn't need any added distractions, especially with the possibility of a government shutdown this weekend.

The White House had no comment about the arrest.

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