Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Students

Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Students


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Caitlin Mota
PHONE: (201) 577-6699
EMAIL: cmota@hcpo.org
DATE: Friday, July 1, 2022

TEACHER PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO FEMALE STUDENTS

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, Francisco Realpe, 45, of Hoboken, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two female students while employed as a teacher in Union City and Jersey City.

Realpe pleaded guilty to two counts of Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c(3) before the Honorable Carlo Abad, J.S.C. As conditions of the plea, Realpe will be subject to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life. 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, 2022.

The first victim report being sexually 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 sexually assaulted in 2004 while a student at Union Hill High School in Union City. Both victims were 17 at the time of the assaults.

The State is represented in this case by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Jane Weiner.