The prosecution of a clerk who allegedly uploaded 93 sex photos of celebrities will continue in June after the Obscene Articles Tribunal ruled yesterday that most of the photos were obscene. A magistrate and two adjudicators ruled that 84 of the photos were obscene and the other nine were indecent. The clerk, Kwok Chun-wai, had challenged the obscenity of the photos and called for the classification hearing. Kwok has been charged with three counts of publishing an obscene article after posting internet hyperlinks on January 29 and February 6, allowing Net users to download images of female stars naked or performing oral sex acts with actor-singer Edison Chen Koon-hei. Kwok, who has yet to enter a plea, will appear before Kwun Tong Court on June 2 for a preliminary hearing. After an hour's deliberation, Magistrate Selwyn Hason Au See-hin and two adjudicators found the 84 photos 'obscene' because they detailed graphic oral sex acts between the stars, who were naked and whose private parts were visible. The other nine photos, which depicted the stars in sex acts without showing their private parts, were deemed 'indecent' because of their overall effect with the other pictures. Mr Au said the pictures were 'immoral' because they communicated a moral standard with which reasonable people would disagree. Kwok, 24, who represented himself, argued the photos were widely circulated on the Web and his hyperlinks were posted on a Hong Kong-based adult forum, which carried a legal disclaimer that only people aged 18 and above were eligible to view the images. He said he was just sharing the pictures with 'friends' via the internet. He asked the tribunal not to mix concerns over invasion of privacy with society's moral standards in its deliberation. He also said the existence of the 'internet adult-content culture' should be closely considered. But most of his pleas were rejected by the magistrate, who said Kwok's submission served mostly as his defence in the criminal proceedings and were largely unrelated to the classification hearing. Kwok admitted violating the privacy of others and apologised for his behaviour.