The Times reported that both searches for attackers and alleged attackers in well-known sexual assault cases had thrown up the names of the women whom they had been either convicted of attacking or else alleged to have attacked.
The newspaper said that entering a victim's name in the search engine could end up flagging an alleged abuser or actual convicted abuser.
Apart from this, vulnerable defendants who had been assured they would remain anonymous could also be unmasked.
If one were to obtain the name of a victim that has been kept anonymous, using one's own sources, and then use it as a search terms, these would then be indexed by Google.
And later, if someone typed in the name of the other party in the case, then the name of the victim would surface.
In a response to The Times, Google said it had deleted the four instances discovered by the newspaper.
Contacted for comment, a Google spokesperson said: “We don't allow these kinds of autocomplete predictions or related searches that violate laws or our own policies and we have removed the examples we’ve been made aware of in this case.
"We recently expanded our removals policy to cover predictions which disparage victims of violence and atrocities, and we encourage people to send us feedback about any sensitive or bad predictions.”