Somehow she will mistakenly feel that it's her fault and will not seek help. In some cases she will tell and won't be heard because of who the perpetrator is. The abuser may be revered and greatly respected causing the victim to be blamed and even called a liar. It will likely be someone she knows, an uncle, brother, parent, family friend, or neighbor. It can even be a teacher, priest, or stranger. It could be anyone.
She may also feel shame because she feels that her body has betrayed her. During the abuse her body may have been stimulated by the sexual acts, causing her to become even more confused and angry. She won't understand that her mind can't control her body. Her mind will race back and forth until she has rationalized it to the point where she's convinced herself that silence is best. After which, she will push her pain, anger and shame deep down inside in attempts to bury it; but it will never die. It will slowly grow like a tree and cast a shadow over her life, unless she finds help to properly heal. She may try many methods to ignore it, some good and some detrimental but it will always be there. It will wreak havoc in her relationships and become the elephant in the room that mystifies and confuses her partner. As the partner will not understand the inexplicable and sporadic emotions and behaviors being displayed.
However, what's most important and what must come first is that she understands that it wasn't her fault. If you can relate and you haven't heard it before, allow me to say it again. It was NOT your fault. I know you don't believe it, but keep saying it until do, for it is the truth. No one has a right to do what was done to you. You must also face your pain and get help. Whether it's in church, therapy, support groups or all of the above...it's time for you to heal. You may not have had the power to help yourself when you were a child, but you have the power to help yourself as an adult. So, be the protector to yourself that you couldn't be back then. Help the inner girl inside you heal so that the adult you can have a happier life. While you're at it, make sure that you educate your daughters, nieces and young girls on how to be safe and to speak out if someone does or attempts to sexually abuse them. Turn your pain into purpose! Let your experience save someone else. Do what you need to do to heal, so you can sever the chain that connects you to your pain. That way it will never again have power over you!