The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit has announced the arrest of Francisco Realpe, age 43, of Hoboken, on charges involving the sexual assault of a 17-year-old female student at Dickinson High School in Jersey City. Realpe is a teacher at Dickinson.
The alleged sexual assault was first reported to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office on January 31, 2020 by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP).
As a result of the accusations, Realpe has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C(3), a second-degree crime; Criminal Sexual Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3B, a fourth-degree crime; and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1), a second-degree crime. He was arrested without incident on February 3 at his home in Hoboken.
Realpe was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance. Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest with assistance from the Hoboken Police Department.
The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.