Jersey City teacher arrested for 2nd sexual assault charge, related to Union City student

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A Jersey City teacher at Dickinson High School has been arrested for a second sexual assault charge in the past three weeks related to a 17-year-old student while he worked at Union Hill High School in Union City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Friday, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Francisco Realpe, 43, of Hoboken, on a charge that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old female student while a teacher in Union City.

The new charge stems from an incident that occurred in 2004 while Realpe was a teacher at Union Hill High School. Realpe has been charged with sexual assault, a second-degree crime.

He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office without incident, after surrendering with his attorney.

Realpe appeared in Criminal Justice Reform Court on Saturday, February 22nd where he was placed on supervised release.

Realpe was previously arrested on February 3, 2020, on charges involving the sexual assault of a 17-year-old female student at Dickinson High School in Jersey City in November 2019.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation.