He is also charged with one count of sodomy by use of force, with allegations that he used a knife and tied and bound his wife.
The Salvadoran immigrant was detained Monday in Mexico City. Mexican immigration officials escorted him to LAX on Wednesday, where he was turned over to Customs and Border Protection officers.
Deras was being held in lieu of $5 million bail. If convicted, he could face up to 50 years to life in prison.
City News Service contributed to his report.