Tour Manager Jailed For Sex Crimes

John Raymond Zimmerman, the former tour manager of Australian rock band The Getaway Plan, was jailed for 16 years and placed on the sex offender’s register.

From 2006 he preyed on 55 girls online, all but two aged 12 to 15. The court was told Zimmerman encouraged the girls to pose nude or in their underwear and then demanded sex threatening to tell their families.

Judge Richard Maidment called Zimmerman’s conduct “utterly deplorable” and said that his role with the band had inflated his sense of self-importance.