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Jersey City Teacher Pleads Guilty to Explicitly Assaulting Two Female Students

Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced on Thursday, June 30, Francisco Realpe, 45, of Hoboken, pleaded guilty to explicitly assaulting two female students while employed as a teacher in Union City and Jersey City.

Realpe pleaded guilty to two counts of Sexual Assault before the Honorable Carlo Abad, J.S.C. 

According to Prosecutor Suarez, the first victim reported being explicitly assaulted in November 2019 while Realpe was a teacher at Dickinson High School in Jersey City. 

Shortly after Realpe’s arrest, the second victim reported being explicitly assaulted in 2004 while a student at Union Hill High School in Union City. 

Prosecutor Suarez stated that both victims were 17 at the time of the assaults.

As conditions of the plea, Realpe will be subject to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life. 

According to Prosecutor Suarez, he will forfeit his right to current and future public employment, and permanent restraining orders will be in place for both victims. 

Realpe is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, September 30.