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Prostitution conviction of Obama's friend stricken from court record

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 01:28 p.m. HST, Oct 20, 2011


The prostitution conviction of Robert. R. "Bobby" Titcomb, a close friend of President Barack Obama, was removed from his record under a court agreement confirmed Wednesday.

Titcomb pled no contest to a charge of prostitution May 2  and was fined $500, but under a court agreement the charge was allowed to be stricken from his record if he stayed clean for six months.

A spokesman for the Honolulu Prosecutor's Office said a letter from his probation officer said that Titcomb had complied with all requirements of the deferral plea. The court ruled that no further action will be taken and Titcomb was granted a deferred acceptance of no-contest plea, the prosecutor's spokesman said. Titcomb did not appear in court Wednesday, but was represented by attorney William Harrison.

Titcomb, 49, was arrested at South and Pohukaina streets at 9:40 p.m. April 4 with three other men during a Honolulu police sting operation in Kakaako targeting prostitution customers.

Titcomb was charged with solicitation and released after posting $500 bail. The offense is a petty misdemeanor that carries a maximum fine of $500, community service and up to 30 days in jail.

Titcomb has already been granted an earlier deferral for fleeing the scene of a 1989 accident -- a petty misdemeanor charge.

Titcomb, who lives in Waialua, played golf with Obama during the first family's annual Christmas visit.

The president and his family spent the day at Titcomb's beachfront home in Mokuleia, where they ate barbecue, played volleyball and hung out on the beach.

Titcomb attended Punahou School with Obama.







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ngitkwai1 wrote:
An old saying worth considering in the upcoming election...people judge you by the company you keep and the friends you surround yourself with:-)
on October 20,2011 | 08:43AM
MoTown808 wrote:
An old saying indeed, but hardly worth considering in the upcoming election.
on October 20,2011 | 09:40AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Why hardly worth considering? A leopard can't change his spots. Perhaps it's not a prime consideration, but it's totally relevant. Besides, you think this friend of Barry's is bad? He looks like a saint compared to Reverend Wright. That and ACORN, check what massive shenanigans went into ACORN, and you can see what Barry really is like.... shame, really.
on October 20,2011 | 10:11AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Why hardly worth considering? A leopard can't change his spots. Perhaps it's not a prime consideration, but it's totally relevant. Besides, you think this friend of Barry's is bad? He looks like a saint compared to Reverend Wright. That and ACORN, check what massive shenanigans went into ACORN, and you can see what Barry really is like.... shame, really.
on October 20,2011 | 10:11AM
kuewa wrote:
MoTown808--- I agree with your point. Obama's friends look like angels compared to those of the leading Republican candidates. As soon as the lucky ones are selected to run, the skeletons will come flying out of their closets.
on October 20,2011 | 01:40PM
1local wrote:
How many deferrals before he learns his lesson? leaving a scene of an accident and solicitation are crimes that contribute to the degradation of society and its morals...
on October 20,2011 | 08:58PM
mcc wrote:
What terrible tabloid journalism. Did you know Gadhafi is dead? Typical Star Advertiser trash story.
on October 20,2011 | 09:14AM
artwork wrote:
Brah! Quick what's your address? I think some Titcomb 'Ohana want to invite you out to lunch.
on October 20,2011 | 05:06PM
buck808 wrote:
Titcomb.....Sounds like a tool,,,,, for a hairy chest.
on October 20,2011 | 09:52AM
cojef wrote:
A police blotter story, with a political slant. A liberal press trying to raise the heckles of the republicans. Amusing strategy to create exchange of dialog in your comment section of the paper. May enhance readership and circulation.
on October 20,2011 | 10:01AM
Usagi336 wrote:
Big deal. If he did it in Nevada, or many other places, it would be legal. Hey, but I'll sleep better knowing that he got busted and my tax dollars are well spent. Don't want to waste it on trying to get rid of Ice in the islands.
on October 20,2011 | 11:01AM
2_centz wrote:
Did he graduate for Punahou? I thought the earlier story says Titcomb attended but didn't graduate from there.
on October 20,2011 | 11:43AM
MrRealistic wrote:
Not newsworthy enough to make front page. Gahdafi dead- front page headline.
on October 20,2011 | 12:14PM
dimi wrote:
why caption say PRESIDENT OBAMA 'S FRIEND should be ROBERT TITCOMB'S PROSTITUTION CONVICTION the media really wants to report NEGATIVE issues and ruin peoples lives that's why this world is so corrupted; we should look into all negativeness and try to correct them positive attitudes lead us to peace, love for one another and that's what GOD WANTS us to act on
on October 20,2011 | 12:14PM
lee1957 wrote:
The media is basically functionally illetierate (pun intended).
on October 20,2011 | 06:50PM
Loki wrote:
What a surprise.
on October 20,2011 | 12:21PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
What a worthless article. Obviously, a political dig. Sad news reporting.
on October 20,2011 | 01:41PM
Musubi wrote:
Go figure....
on October 20,2011 | 07:44PM
High_Society wrote:
The "Big Deal" is that the "prostitute" that Bobby picked up was a beefy looking male officer dressed in drag!
on October 20,2011 | 08:31PM
keys4me wrote:
really? wow.
on October 20,2011 | 09:08PM
sumoroach wrote:
nice to have friends in high places
on October 20,2011 | 09:24PM
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