Cv2 readNetfromCaffe function not able to open/find files


I’m running the cv2.dnn.readNetfromCaffe function and I believe my caffe model and prototxt files are in the right place, but I a getting an error that they are unable to be opened. Has anyone else run into this issue? After doing some research I’ve tried changing the backslash to a forward slash but that did not change things.

assert os.path.exists(args["prototxt"])
assert os.path.exists(args["model"])