The date for a preliminary hearing for a former Sarnia fire chief has been set for April 30th.

Fifty-four-year-old Patrick Cayen is facing more than 50 sex-related charges.

He was arrested and charged in November 2012 with 28 counts of sexual assault.

An additional 26 sex-related charges were added in January when three new alleged victims came forward.

Cayen has been released on bail with several conditions.

In a controversial move, the city relieved him of his duties as Sarnia's fire chief in January.