A Florida town manager fired for marrying a porn star has temporarily relocated to sleepy Groveland, where he has spent the past three months mailing dozens of applications in hot pursuit of a new gig.
“We wanted to protect the kids and keep them away from the media attention,” Scott Janke, 55, told the Herald yesterday. “This is where my wife is from, so we settled in Groveland.”
Janke, whose wife has 16-year-old triplets, had been town manager in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., until he made national headlines when the town council moved to oust him after he married an adult film star late last year.
Janke, who was given about $50,000 severance, said his family has enjoyed living in Groveland, a quiet enclave about 25 miles north of Boston, where the town’s 380-year-old Congregational church boasts a bell cast by Paul Revere.
Anabela Mota, a native of Portugal who goes by the porn name Jazella Moore, runs a Web site and has appeared in a few adult flicks, but her body of work is mostly online.
After her husband was fired, she was featured in Hustler magazine and shot several videos, according to her Web site. Janke said she is from the area, but not specifically Groveland. He said she has now retired from the industry.
Meanwhile, Janke is still in the running for the town manager job in Petersburg, Alaska, according to City Clerk Kathy O’Rear, who said he is among five finalists from 43 applicants for the job in the community of about 3,000.
Originally from Long Island, Janke said he was stationed in Alaska while serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He remained there once the war ended and began a career in municipal management that eventually brought him to Florida.
He said the couple and their kids are enjoying the area, but he doesn’t have any favorite haunts.
“My wife and I,” he said, “have always been homebodies.”