Obama Friend Jailed For Sollicitation and Its Not for Girl Scout Cookie Sales

Posted on April 7, 2011


Are people known by the company they keep?  If so, President Obama’s are increasingly showing a penchant for carrying on as if money and influence can keep them very safe.  One Hawaiian friend, however, has discovered otherwise.  Was he targeted?  Hawaiian friends of O beware.  The Donald (Donald Trump) has sent investigators to the state to investigate the birth certificate debacle.

Meanwhile, here’s the skinny on the jailed sollicitor:

Mug shot taken of Titcomb by the Honolulu Police Department obtained by CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now.
April 7th, 2011
08:38 AM ET

Obama friend arrested in Hawaii

mug.cnnpolitics By:

(CNN) – A friend of President Barack Obama was arrested Monday for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover officer posing as a prostitute, according to CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now.

Robert Richard Titcomb, 49, was arrested with three other men Monday night and released later that evening after posting $500 bail. He is scheduled to appear at the Honolulu District Court May 2.

The Honolulu Department of Public Safety confirmed Titcomb’s arrest to CNN Wednesday. The Honolulu Police Department confirmed an arrest with matching information but would not disclose the name of the individual.

According to Hawaii News Now, Titcomb and the president have been close friends since high school. The two are frequently seen golfing and dining together when the Obama family visits Hawaii.

Most recently the Obama family spent time with the Titcombs on a trip to Hawaii in late December 2010 and early January 2011. White House pool reports at the time noted Titcomb by name on multiple dates during the trip. According to CNN records, President Obama golfed with Titcomb on December 23, December 26, December 28 and January 2. The first family was joined by the Titcomb family on Christmas Day and spent most of December 30 at the Titcomb residence eating, playing volleyball and enjoying time on the beach. The first couple also had dinner with the Titcomb on December 29.

– CNN’s Gabriella Schwarz, Amanda Watts and Justin Lear contributed to this report

Titcomb in flowered shirt and Obama in red golf shirt.

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