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Obama Childhood Friend Arrested In Hawaii On Prostitution Charges

President Obama shares a laugh with Bobby Titcomb in Kailua, Hawaii, Dec. 31, 2009. AP hide caption

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President Obama shares a laugh with Bobby Titcomb in Kailua, Hawaii, Dec. 31, 2009.

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As if President Obama doesn't have enough on his mind currently, a close friend in Hawaii whom the president has golfed with and whose home he visited as recently as January when he was back in the Aloha State for the holidays, was arrested earlier in the week for allegedly soliciting a prostitute.

Robert Richard Titcomb, a childhood friend of the president's, was picked up by Honolulu police as part of an undercover sting.

From Hawaii News Now:

Bobby Titcomb and President Obama have been close friends since their childhood days at Punahou School. The two are frequently seen on the news golfing, playing basketball and dining together when the Obama family vacations in Hawaii.

Safe to say those days are over.