Obama’s Golfing Buddy Pleads No Contest To Prostitution Charges
Robert "Bobby" Titcomb takes a deferred not guilty plea.
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A Punahou classmate and close friend of President Barack Obama on Monday plead no contest to soliciting a prostitute.
Robert “Bobby” Titcomb was arrested by Honolulu police on April 4 during an undercover sting operation. The plea was entered by a lawyer representing Titcomb, who did not appear in court. He was also ordered to pay a $500 fine.
The no contest plea is a common one offered to first time offenders in misdemeanor prostitution cases like Titcomb’s. So long as defendants follow certain guidelines within a six-month period, such as remaining arrest-free and paying off fines and fees, it’s as if they were never arrested in the first place.
Attorney William Harrison told the Associated Press that Titcomb doesn’t fully agree with the facts of the case but wants to take responsibility.
Obama has taken his family to barbecues at the Titcomb residence and gone golfing with Titcomb during the president’s vacations in Hawaii.