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RIDGEWOOD — A 23-year-old Brooklyn resident has been arraigned on an indictment charging him with second-degree assault as a hate crime in a bias attack last month in Ridgewood, according to the Queens district attorney.

The defendant, identified by DA Richard Brown as Joseph Desmond, 23, is also charged with second-degree assault, second-degree aggravated harassment and second-degree harassment for allegedly shocking his 23-year-old victim in the torso with a Taser after calling him an anti-gay slur.

The victim, who sustained chest pains, called the police, the DA said.

The defendant was arrested in the courtyard of a nearby building, according to Brown.

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