Former Union City, Jersey City teacher pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two students


A former Union City and Jersey City teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two students in 2004 and 2019, respectively.

Inset photo of Francisco Realpe courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Francisco Realpe, 45, of Hoboken, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Carlo Abad. As conditions of the plea, Realpe will be subject to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life.

Additionally, 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 30th.

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.

Realpe is also currently facing two lawsuits alleging he sexually assaulted two students when he was a teacher at Union Hill High School.

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