Four children who were reported missing from Dos Palos last week have been recovered in Louisiana, where authorities have arrested a man and a woman who were with them, Dos Palos police said Sunday.

U.S. marshals arrested Joseph Moreno, who is the subject of a sexual assault investigation, and Penny Rascon “after an intense man hunt,” police said in a statement.

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A seven-month undercover police and FBI investigation came to a head Friday as authorities converged on multiple locations across Alameda and San Mateo counties, busting suspected johns, detaining women believed to be sex workers, and ultimately arresting two alleged leaders of a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring.

Investigators say the duo were running the operation like a business, renting out apartment rooms in six locations throughout the Bay Area, using social media to advertise at least a dozen sex workers, and even handing out business cards to johns. Two locations had “receptionists” who welcomed visitors and oversaw operations…

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