Dickinson High School Teacher Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 17-Year Old Female Student

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez released the following information on Tuesday afternoon regarding the arrest of  a  high school teacher who is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year old, Dickinson High School, female student:

On February 3, 2020, at approximately 7:45  p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office  Special  Victims  Unit  arrested  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.  He was arrested without incident at his home in Hoboken.

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).  Realpe  was  arrested following an investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office SVU.

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  fourthdegree  crime;  and  Endangering the Welfare of  a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1), a second-degree crime.

Following  his  arrest,  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 above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).

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