A sentencing hearing for a former B.C. prison guard who helped an inmate escape has been held over until August.

Edwin Ticne, 35, pleaded guilty in April to charges of obstruction of justice and accepting a bribe. He helped Omid Tahvili walk out of the maximum-security North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam on Nov. 15, 2007.

On Wednesday, the Crown asked for a prison term of up to 10 years for Ticne, who was a corrections officer for more than a decade.

A surveillance video released by B.C. Corrections showed Tahvili, who was wearing a janitor's uniform, following Ticne as they pass through four security-controlled doors.

At the time of his escape, Tahvili was awaiting a sentencing hearing after being convicted of kidnapping, sexual assault, unlawful confinement, uttering threats and causing bodily harm for which he was eventually sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Police allege that Tahvili has gang ties in the Lower Mainland.