The alleged attacker, identified as O.R.M. in the Italian media, allegedly kidnapped his ex-partner from a bar on Saturday September 28th, forcing her to go to a nightclub.
Under threat of violence, the jealous lover then reportedly forced her to come back to his home where he threatened her for several hours with a knife and beat her in an attempt to obtain her Facebook password and mobile phone, Catania Today reported.
He is also alleged to have attempted sexual violence.
It was not until the following morning that the woman was able to return home and call police to report the crime.
According to La Stampa, it will take around two weeks for the victim to recover from her injuries.
Just a few days prior to the attack on September 26th, the woman had requested that her ex-partner be given a warning after he allegedly subjected her to psychological and physical violence, forcing her to seek medical attention.