A 15-year-old boy said he was told to 'hold his d**k and lift his balls up' during a police strip search at a Sydney music festival, an inquiry has revealed.
A number of NSW police officers are under investigation by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission after allegedly conducting invasive searches at the Lost City music festival in February.
A public hearing on Monday revealed three boys aged 15, 16, and 17, were forced to remove their clothing and show officers their genitals before entering the venue.
None of the boys were found in possession of drugs, and only five of 30 searches were performed in front of a guardian, the inquiry heard.
Police watchdog, Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) are investigating NSW police officers over invasive strip searches at the Lost City music festival in February
Peggy Dwyer, who is representing the LECC, said the 15-year-old was stopped and frisked after a drug dog appeared to detect something.
Officers then told the boy to lift his shirt and arms up, before instructing him to pull his pants down.
'The officer told him, quote, "to hold your d**k and lift your balls up and show me your gooch",' Ms Dwyer said.
The term 'gooch' refers to the area between a man's testicles and anus.
The boy told investigators he felt 'pretty scared' when he was picked out for a search and 'froze' after hearing the cop's commands.
'[I] just stood there for a bit like, are you sure? Like, do I just pull down my pants and show you everything or like what?
'And he's like, "no pull down your pants, hold your d**k and lift your balls up and show me your gooch." And I was like, OK,' the boy said.
The police officer is alleged to have bent down to examine the area from about a metre's distance.
The inquiry heard an officer also allegedly stuck his hands down