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Dickinson High School Jersey City

A former teacher at Dickinson High School has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two female students while employed as a teacher in Union City and Jersey City.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Francisco Realpe, 45, of Hoboken, pleaded guilty before Judge Carlo Abad yesterday to two counts of Sexual Assault.

The first victim reported 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 young women 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. 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 September 30, 2022. 

Aaron Morrill

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