The men were due to appear at Stafford Crown Court in the week beginning September 18, but the court delayed the case until this month or next.
On September 10 – slightly more than a month after the men were first arrested — the one facing most charges was re-arrested at his home. He was said to have been found in the company of a 19-year-old boy, but they were not having sex – the police admit.
The next day his co-defendant – also facing charges of buggery and attempted buggery – was allegedly found with a 14-year-old boy.
He, too, was arrested.
Both defendants were remanded in custody again.
Altogether the four men face 14 charges under the Act.