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Man walks on technicality in gay assault case

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A Brooklyn man accused of brutally beating a man while yelling anti-gay slurs was let loose without an assault charge because of “technical issues” — and now police are hunting for the out-on-bail brute so he can be charged with assault as a hate crime, according to cops and court records.

Ivan Pabellon, 35, was arrested for savagely punching a surprised David Jimenez, 40, who was walking his dogs and was left with black eyes and a broken nose in September, cops said.

But Brooklyn prosecutors charged Pabellon only with a misdemeanor drug charge, allegedly for a small amount of cocaine — failing to hit him with any assault charges, court records show.

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