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Former Hudson County Teacher sentenced on sexually assaulting two high school students

Francisco Realpe, a 45-year-old of Hoboken, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault will now serve concurrent four year sentences for each count charged.

Francisco Realpe. Photo via the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.

A former Hudson County teacher will be sentenced to prison on two counts of Sexual Assault charges on two female high school students, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

Francisco Realpe, a 45-year-old from Hoboken, pleaded guilty last year as previously reported by the Hudson Reporter, to sexually assaulting two female students while he was a teacher in Union City and Jersey City.

He will serve concurrent four year sentences for each count charged.

Under the current charges, he will be 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 to protect both victims from him, according to the statement put out by the Prosecutor’s Office.

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 victims were 17 at the time of the assaults. 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,” said Weiner. “As a teacher, the defendant is held to a higher standard of professionalism and a sentence of incarceration is appropriate in this matter.”

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Jordan Coll can be reached at jcoll@hudsonreporter.com.

 

 

 

 

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