A former Dickinson High School teacher has been sentenced to New Jersey State Prison for sexually assaulting two female students.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Francisco Realpe of Hoboken, who pleaded guilty to two counts of Sexual Assault on June 20, 2022, will serve concurrent four year sentences.

One victim reported being sexually assaulted in November 2019 while Realpe was a teacher at Dickinson High School.

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.

Realpe was sentenced on Friday by Judge Carlo Abad and 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 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,” said Assistant Prosecutor Jane Weiner. “As a teacher, the defendant is held to a higher standard of professionalism and a sentence of incarceration is appropriate in this matter.”