This is part of the reality in Europe, which is that while you may have the completion of the sentence and you may have some level of confidentiality imposed on the record, the reporting of the record still exists, both through the media themselves and other sources.
Then, country by country, it may be a legal requirement or it may be a judgment call on whether or not there's a request, and it's followed through, to suppress the results of those still extant news reports about the crime. That's why I pointed to the civic discourse, because there really needs to be a solid dialogue.
That has happened on a nation-by-nation basis in Europe. The right to be forgotten applies across the entire union, but it still varies between jurisdictions as well.