A New Jersey state trooper has been arrested and suspended from his job after he allegedly stopped female drivers to proposition them, the Office of Attorney General's office announced.

Trooper Marquice Prather, 37, of Linden, was charged with tampering with public records or information for trying to cover his tracks after he conducted the improper traffic stops. He was arrested Friday, released without bail and  suspended without pay.

The improper conduct came to light after several women came forward to file a complaint, the AG's office said in a statement released Tuesday.

An investigation by the Office of Professional Standards found Prather pulled over young women between the ages of 20 and 35 and then asked them out or asked for their phone number. Prather would deactivate his wireless microphone during the encounters and then report it had malfunctioned. He would also falsely report the gender of the drivers to conceal the number of women he was pulling over, the investigation revealed.