EastEnders theory: Rapist Lewis Butler goes on the run after Ben Mitchell assault

EastEnders will air a tragic storyline for Ben Mitchell (played by Max Bowden) after bartender Lewis Butler (Aiden O’Callaghan) sexually assaults him in upcoming scenes. BBC soap spoilers have revealed the rapist tries to manipulate Ben and tell his husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay) Ben Mitchell initiated things with him on a dating app. However, could Lewis flee Albert Square to avoid being arrested if his lies are exposed?

EastEnders fans have been left sickened by Lewis on the soap after he took advantage of him under Callum’s nose in recent scenes. 

Ben’s storyline is due to take a dark turn in upcoming scenes when Lewis sexually assaults him. 

In scenes yet to air, Callum fumes at Ben for telling Lewis about his vigilante actions leading to a huge argument between the couple. 

With tensions at an all-time high, both wonder whether they should end their marriage. 

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Alone, Ben looks over his messages to Lewis but is spotted by Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) who is unimpressed to see what Ben has been up to. 

At their flat, Callum bluntly asks Ben if he slept with Lewis and Ben does not deny it, it causes Callum to walk out. 

Word soon gets out about Ben apparently cheating on Callum, but no one is aware of the assault. 

In another scene, Ben tries once again to address the ordeal with Lewis, but he is confronted by a furious Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) who shares some strong words. 

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