There is a distinct disadvantage of having a unique last names and being a registered sex offender. Google a name like John Smith and you’ll find results about an soldier/explorer plus lots of other results. None of them having to do with a registered sex offender. Google a unique name and suddenly the results are quite different. You’ll find them on the first page of SERP (search engine results page).
You manually have to type in “John Smith registered sex offender” to see results come up. Suddenly you are flooded with results from New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Florida and other states.
It’s hard enough to have this “Scarlet Letter” of a sex offense. I’m not trying to hide from my past. I think it would be a little easier to tell people about my offense than to prejudge me by googling me without getting to know who I am today.