A former high school teacher in Union City and Jersey City has been sentenced to four years in state prison for sexually assaulting two students, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Francisco Realpe, 46, of Hoboken, was sentenced to two concurrent four-year sentences after pleading guilty on June 20th to two counts of sexually assaulting one former student 2004 and then another former student 2019.
Realpe is subject to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life. He has forfeited his right to current and future public employment and permanent restraining orders are in place for both victims.
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 and filed subsequent lawsuit in Hudson County Superior Court, as HCV first reported.
The State was represented in this case by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Jane Weiner.
“The Special Victims Unit is thankful for the cooperation of the victims who were brave enough to come forward and disclose the crimes committed on them,” Assistant Prosecutor Jane Weiner said in a statement.
“As a teacher, the defendant is held to a higher standard of professionalism and a sentence of incarceration is appropriate in this matter.”