The 29-year-old man told his former lover that he had romance on his mind Sunday night.
His ex, Renada Williams, 28, told him she did, too, but Philadelphia police said she had on her mind a brutal plan of revenge against him.
With her former lover nude and ready for romance at her place, police said, two thugs, 16 and 20, showed up and brutalized him with a broomstick.
Police said they sodomized the man, then pummeled him with the broomstick. After the ordeal, the two tied up the unidentified victim with electrical cords.
The victim was so roughed up, he told investigators that he passed out and didn't know how long he'd been unconscious, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.
Police arrested Williams, of Church Street near Penn, Frankford, and the juvenile, 16, of Granite Street near Torresdale Avenue. They were charged with aggravated assault, robbery and related crimes.
The 20-year-old man is a fugitive, and an arrest warrant has been issued for him.
"They beat him good," Vanore said. "It was some sort of scorned relationship act on her behalf. She set him up."
The woman purportedly lured her ex with a phone call, but the unsuspecting man wasn't aware of the pair of males who lurked in a back room, Vanore said.
It "appeared that everything was going the right way for him," Vanore said.
Then the two males appeared and began to rough up the man, he said.
At some point, the woman and her alleged accomplices, who were only acquaintances, according to police, left the residence, the victim told detectives.
He was finally able to free himself and got to Aria Health/Frankford campus Monday night, where medical personnel called police.
Initially the victim didn't tell investigators about the sodomy assault, but later revealed the ordeal, police said.