Re: Need some advice.
IMHO, empowerment also comes from having the courage to reach out, to find out you are not alone, to ask for help, and to realize that not everything is your fault.
IOW, intentional isolating sequential indirect seduction (grooming or setting up), obviously practiced, with escalating acting out despite request to stop is on the spectrum of predatory processing. Along with the selection of a more innocent (not idiot) victim target.
She is already empowered by the stance she now takes.