The Honolulu Police Department confirmed that a close friend of President Barack Obama was arrested Monday in connection with a prostitution sting case.
Police arrested Bobby Titcomb, 49, a Punahou School classmate of Obama, at 9:40 p.m. in downtown Honolulu at the corner of Pohukaina and South streets. He was released after posting $500 bail, police said.
Police arrested four men in connection with a reverse prostitution sting involving a fake online female escort website, sources said.
The offense is considered a misdemeanor. Titcomb's initial court appearance is scheduled May 2.
Titcomb usually spends the holidays with the president and his family when they spend time in Hawaii. He has been seen playing golf and attending picnics with the president.
The first family attended a barbecue at Ticomb's Waialua home in December.