Trial Set for Man Accused in 2008 Death of Gering Toddler

Dustin Chauncey

A trial date has been set for a man accused in the 2008 death of a Gering toddler.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin August 11 for the trial of 27-year-old Dustin Chauncey.

Chauncey has pleaded not guilty to a charge of intentional child abuse resulting in death for the death of 2-year-old Juliette Geurts in July 2008. An autopsy found the girl died from traumatic injuries.

Chauncey was dating the girl's mother, Charyse Geurts, at the time of the incident. Geurts was also charged in the death, but charges against her have been dismissed due to statute of limitations.